Three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition on Monday afternoon after a taxi cab jumped the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Flatiron district and hit several pedestrians, the authorities said.

Around 1 p.m., according to the Fire Department, the vehicle crashed into a building near 29th Street and Broadway, an area packed with bars, restaurants and hotels.

The cab was still on the scene at about 2:30 p.m., and the Police Department was investigating the cause of the accident.

Those most seriously injured were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

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