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Bad Night for Taxis

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 20, 2009 8:20PM

Last night was an awful time to be in the way of a taxi. First, a taxi hit a bicyclist near Grant Park, severely injuring the rider. The accident happened at East Balbo and South Columbus Drives around 10 p.m. last night. Chicago police say the taxi had the right of way in the accident so no citations were issued to the driver; the rider was last reported in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Later, two taxis collided on Dearborn, sending one into Petterino's (150 N. Dearborn). No one was hurt, but it was the second time a taxi had hit the restaurant in a little over a month, the previous accident happening on April 14.