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Driver arrested after ploughing into taxi killing passenger and injuring a further two

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a woman died in a collision last night.


Police were called at 8.23pm to a report of a collision involving a silver Vauxhall Astra and a taxi – a black Peugeot E7 XS - at the junction of Glenfield Road and Westfield Road.

The taxi was carrying three passengers at the time of the incident.


One of the passengers, a woman in her 60s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s, are currently in hospital with serious injuries.


The drivers of both vehicles were also taken to hospital but has since been discharged.


A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit of alcohol. He is currently in custody.


Detective Constable Maggie Langton, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly this incident has resulted in a woman losing her life and another two people are currently in hospital with serious injuries.


“We are now trying to piece together the full details of what happened and I would urge any witnesses to come forward. If you saw the collision or were travelling past after the collision occurred or if you have captured anything on dashcam – information or footage you have could be useful to our investigation.”


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