A yellow taxi cab slammed into a newstand and shoeshine stand in the Financial District on Tuesday afternoon, sending three people, including the cab driver, to a hospital with injuries, police said.
The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. at Market and Sutter streets when the cab apparently drove up onto a crowded sidewalk, San Francisco police spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan said.
The cab crashed into two people at the shoeshine stand.
All three victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, according to hospital spokesman Brent Andrew.
One of the patients, a 40-year-old man, is in critical condition, while the other two men, aged 59 and 66, are listed in fair condition, Andrew said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and Gatpandan said anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact police.
“This is a very busy area, it’s very highly congested,” she said. “Any time there’s a collision, especially on Market Street, it’s very dangerous.”