Taxi crash leaves man in hospital

Southend Standard: Ambulances and police cars flocked to the scene Ambulances and police cars flocked to the scene

AN elderly man was rushed to hospital after he was hit by a taxi in Wickford.

The man, believed to be in his eighties, was hit by the taxi as he was crossing the road on Wickford High Street at the junction of Halls Corner just before 10am on Tuesday morning.

The man, who was thought to be pushing a trolley at the time, was taken to Basildon Hospital with what the ambulance service described as ‘non-life threatening’ injuries.

David Chase, 64, from Wickford said he was told by a witness that the taxi knocked down the two people, one of whom was pushing a trolley. 

“A woman told me that there was a lot of screaming and worried bystanders around the people on the floor. It sounds pretty terrible and I can only hope the man was alright. I believe he was an elderly man so I hope it’s not too serious.”

The taxi involved was an Allied Taxis service car, which are licensed by Basildon Council.

CCTV footage and will be investigating why the accident took place. It is unknown whether the traffic lights were signalling red or green at the time.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should call the Laindon Policing Unit on 101.

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3:01pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes.
Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes. Boyracer_1991
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3:39pm Thu 14 Feb 13

toyahmax says...

Boyracer_1991 wrote:
Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes.
shame it wasnt you that got knocked down,with an attitude like that. hope the old man is ok.
[quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes.[/p][/quote]shame it wasnt you that got knocked down,with an attitude like that. hope the old man is ok. toyahmax
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3:46pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

toyahmax wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote: Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes.
shame it wasnt you that got knocked down,with an attitude like that. hope the old man is ok.
Just ignore him toyamax he does it to get a rise out of people....im sure his comment will be removed pretty soon, as do most of the moronic comments that he posts
[quote][p][bold]toyahmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: Well to be honest, I hate old people and taxi drivers. So whatever the outcome is will be good in my eyes.[/p][/quote]shame it wasnt you that got knocked down,with an attitude like that. hope the old man is ok.[/p][/quote]Just ignore him toyamax he does it to get a rise out of people....im sure his comment will be removed pretty soon, as do most of the moronic comments that he posts Thecountrysgonetopot!
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