Taxi crashes into Midtown Manhattan restaurant

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A yellow taxi jumped a curb and slammed into a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, injuring at least eight people on Thursday afternoon.

Security camera video shows the Toyota Prius taxi hitting at least one pedestrian, crashing through tables and chairs on the sidewalk, and then punching through the front of Medi Wine Bar on 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.

Five people were taken to hospitals. None of the injuries was life-threatening, the FDNY said.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, said that another vehicle rear-ended his taxi, and so he lost control.

After the taxi was hauled away, the restaurant cleaned up and reopened.