SUV slams into UES building scaffolding

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A man is in critical condition with a possibly amputated arm after an SUV slammed into a fire hydrant and scaffolding in Manhattan, police said.

The collision happened just after 7 a.m. when the driver of a cherry red Chevrolet Tahoe SUV lost control at East 59th Street and Third Avenue early Saturday, police said.

Fallen debris and mangled metal scaffolding littered the street and entangled the busted-up $60,000 SUV, with its hood peeled back and destroyed. A first responder was seen putting his arm around a shaken woman who covered her mouth in disbelief.

Two people, the critically-injured 25-year-old man and a woman in her 30s, were in the car but police said they weren’t immediately sure who was behind the wheel.

The woman was not hurt, while the injured man was taken to Cornell Hospital, police said.

The crash is under investigation, cops said.

A vehicle crashed into scaffolding at 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2021.
A vehicle crashed into scaffolding at 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2021.
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