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Taxi Explodes And Driver Gets Traffic Ticket (VIDEO)

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This cab driver just can't catch a break.

After seeing his taxi erupt in flames, the driver of a cab that exploded on the Upper East Side was issued a ticket and summons for impeding traffic.

From the New York Post:

A cabby who found himself marooned in the relentless snow early yesterday at Second Avenue and 71st Street pulled an all-too-common maneuver: Hit the gas until you're free.

But when the driver did that, his car caught fire and then exploded.

The FDNY extinguished the fire at 3:10 a.m. At 5:20 a.m., the NYPD slapped the driver with a ticket after a tow truck didn't arrive quickly enough to remove the vehicle.

"After waiting two and a half hours at the location, the officers issued a summons," a police source said. "These officers were taken away from their emergency duties to baby-sit this car."

Amazingly, this exploding taxi was one of three cabs that caught fire yesterday, all on the Upper East Side.

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