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Cab slams into NYC Republican mayoral hopeful Curtis Sliwa who still makes it to his radio interview


‘I’m like a cat that has nine lives. I think I’ve used up my eighth’: NYC mayoral hopeful Curtis Sliwa, 67, suffers a broken arm when he is hit by a yellow cab while rushing across the road

  • Curtis Sliwa was slammed by a yellow cab in Midtown Manhattan after he ran across the street trying to make it to live radio interview he was running late for
  • But even after the 67-year-old Guardian Angels founder was struck by a cab, the he made it to his interview anyway
  • Following the interview he went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured left arm, swelling on his left knee as well as cuts and bruises 
  • After news broke of the incident, Democrat Eric Adams, who currently has a sizable lead against Sliwa in the race for mayor, wished him a speedy recovery  
  • ‘Back at home resting up so I can get back on the campaign trail bright & early tomorrow morning,’ Sliwa tweeted hours after the accident


Republican New York City mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa broke his arm when he was struck by a cab on Friday morning on his way to do a radio interview.  

The Guardian Angels founder was slammed by a yellow cab in Midtown Manhattan after he  jumped out of his campaign van and ran across the street trying to make it to live radio interview he was running late for, the New York Daily News reported.

But even after the 67-year-old was struck by a cab, he went to his interview anyway. 

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The normally animated candidate was unusually subdued at the press conference outside Lenox Hill Hospital after he was treated for his injuries

Later that night, Sliwa's campaign Twitter account posted a picture of him sleeping covered up in sheets with one of his cats laying on his lap

Later that night, Sliwa’s campaign Twitter account posted a picture of him sleeping covered up in sheets with one of his cats laying on his lap

‘I scurried up and just kept running,’ he said after the incident. ‘I think what took me through the broadcast was I had all this adrenaline.’ 

But once the adrenaline wore off, the reality of his injuries set in and he said he began to feel pain in his arm and his head felt like it was doing ‘cartwheels.’ 

Sliwa was later taken to nearby Lenox Hill Hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured left arm, swelling on his left knee as well as cuts and bruises on several other parts of his body, his campaign said in a statement. 

But Sliwa took it in stride and said he’s been through far worse.   

‘I’ve been shot by the mob, recovered, took a licking, came back ticking, been attacked many times. So this is just within the normal course of what my life has brought me,’ Sliwa said at a press conference outside the Manhattan hospital.  

Wearing an arm sling, the normally animated candidate was unusually subdued as he elaborated on his injures. 

He said he did not press charges against the cabby. 

Sliwa pictured with Democrat Eric Adams, who currently has a sizable lead against the Republican in the race for New York City mayor

Sliwa pictured with Democrat Eric Adams, who currently has a sizable lead against the Republican in the race for New York City mayor

‘I’m like a cat that has nine lives. I think I’ve used up my eighth,’ he joked.  

After news broke of the incident, Democrat Eric Adams, who currently has a sizable lead against Sliwa in the race for mayor, wished his opponent a speedy recovery.

‘I’ve just been informed that Mr. Sliwa was struck by a yellow cab while out campaigning today, and is being treated at Lenox Hill hospital,’ Adams tweeted. ‘I’d like to wish him a speedy recovery, and I hope to see him back out on the trail this weekend.’

Shortly after, Sliwa offered an update on his health with a joke.

‘Don’t worry, everyone. The taxi is okay,’ he tweeted. 

Later that night, Sliwa’s campaign Twitter account posted a picture of him sleeping covered up in sheets with one of his cats laying on his lap.  

He reassured his supporters he would get back to work straight away. 

‘Back at home resting up so I can get back on the campaign trail bright & early tomorrow morning,’ he wrote. 

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