Taxi ‘BLASTS’ through red light at busy Derby junction causing six car pile-up

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

Image credit: Derbyshire Police Roads Unit (Twitter)

A taxi driver ‘BLASTED’ through a red light at one of Derby’s busiest junctions causing a ‘six car pile-up’.

Police sources say officers were called to the incident in Littleover, Derby, just after 11.10am today. The collision took place at the junction of Burton Road and Manor Road, involving multiple vehicles.

In photos shared by Derbyshire Police Roads Unit on social media, heavy damage can be seen to at least three vehicles, which included a silver Mercedes-Benz hackney carriage vehicle.

According to police sources the silver taxi is alleged to have ‘blasted’ a red light at one of the city's busiest junctions causing a ‘six car pile-up’.

Image credit: Derbyshire Police Roads Unit (Twitter)

The silver saloon taxi, licensed by Erewash Borough Council, was shown to have been struck by vehicles on both wings and crashed through and on top of a traffic light.

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene. No one was reported to have suffered any serious injuries although some minor injuries were also reported.

There was a final request for the recovery of four vehicles in total.

Derbyshire Police Roads Unit said via social media: “Derby. Mercedes operating as hackney carriage blasts through a red light at one of the busiest junctions in the city - causes a 6 car pile up. Minor injuries to multiple vehicle occupants. Taxi for one to the Magistrates Court please... #DriveToArrive #Traffic

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