NYC Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa Hit By Taxi Cab In Midtown


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Republican candidate for mayor in New York City Curtis Sliwa was hit by a taxi cab on his way to a radio appearance Friday morning, according to a spokesperson.

Despite the incident, Sliwa went on to complete the hour-long radio show before being taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No police report was filed.

Sliwa himself addressed concerns via Twitter Friday afternoon.

"Don't worry, everyone. The taxi is okay," he wrote.

The 67-year-old founder and CEO of NYC's Guardian Angels nonprofit was reportedly hit by the yellow cab outside Radio City Music Hall at West 50th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Sliwa's campaign advisor Rob Cole said the impact from the cab sent Sliwa airborne momentarily. He suffered cuts, bruises and a ripped suit.

The republican's afternoon schedule was postponed out of an abundance of caution. The accident comes four days before election day in the city.

Brooklyn Borough President and democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams wished Sliva a "speedy recovery," adding that he hopes to see his opponent "out on the trail this weekend."


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