2017-08-30 / Front Page

Green Cab Side Swipes Another Car and Turns Over Near Busy Queens Blvd and 71st Ave

By Dan Miller & Joyce Vetere Milowski

Photo Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESPhoto Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESOn Friday August 25th at approximately 11 a.m. a green cab was reported speeding on the service road near the intersection of 71st Avenue and 108th Street when it struck another vehicle driven by Adeniji Olakunle and turned over on its roof leaving the roadway blocked by the collision.

Mr. Olakunle, 54 is a native from Nigeria who moved to Queens five year ago. He told the Gazette in an exclusive interview that he never saw the car coming. HE was hit without notice and he saw the green cab fly up into the air as if in slow motion until it landed on its roof, totally upside down. The cab driver was pinned on the car and had to be removed by members of the FDNY.
The driver of the taxi was treated at the site and Mr. Olakunle was able to walk away while his auto, a 2004 Corolla was not drivable.

Witnesses at the scene of the accident reported that the green taxi was travelling at a high speed and flipped over upon colliding with the Corolla.

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