Four people were injured Thursday afternoon during a car crash that also caused
a partial scaffold collapse near the United Nations.
Officials say it happened around around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection First Avenue and East 42nd Street.
They say a yellow cab and another vehicle got into an accident and crashed into a scaffolding.
Fire officials haven't determined exactly how the crash happened, but say the victims were lucky to get away with minor injuries.
"In the beginning here, we had about four people on the ground with the scaffolding very dangerously hanging," said John Corcoran of the FDNY. "So it was a very dangerous situation for about the first five minutes."
Two people were in the cab at the time, and one person was in the SUV.
A pedestrian was also hit but suffered minor injuries.
All were taken to local hospitals.