Out-of-control taxi slams into Hempstead store
An out-of-control taxi cab caused mayhem on the streets of Hempstead Monday morning.
The incident occurred on Fulton and North Franklin streets. Police believe the driver, 23-year-old Jose Gonzalez, was under the influence of drugs. He was charged and arrested. Investigators also say speed was a factor.
Two pedestrians were injured in the crash. A man suffered severe wounds to his arm and a woman had to have her leg amputated. She remains in critical, but stable condition.
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