The action scene saw a black Ferrari weave through traffic in the busy tourist spot, but onlookers were left stunned when the car slid on the wet road and smashed into the front of a restaurant, hitting one bystander and knocking down a lamppost -- which fell and struck another person.
The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. local time and both victims were taken to the nearby Bellevue Hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.
One eyewitness tells the New York Post, "A black Ferrari and a silver Mercedes were chasing each other.
"The Ferrari took a route down the center of the road, swerving between cars. The Mercedes took the outside lanes. The Ferrari took a sharp right to the left and lost it, swerving across the lanes, taking out a lamppost and a news stand.
"One lady was knocked to the ground and a lamppost landed directly on top of a chap."
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