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Taxi driver tackles man attempting to run away from horror crash

3 Feb 2019



An heroic taxi driver sprang into action when a motorist apparently tried to flee the scene of a horror crash.

The incident which was caught on camera by a witness shows the moment Naveed Hussain tackled the man to the ground and made a citizen's arrest after the smash in Netherton on Thursday January 31. 

It has been claimed that the man attempted to make a getaway after the car he was driving flipped on its roof after hitting the taxi along with another vehicle.   


Taxi driver Mr Hussain restrained the struggling driver by pinning him to the ground as a crowd of bystanders watched on.

Mr Hussain, told the Birmingham Live: "I knew I had to do something. He ran towards Church Street, so I followed him." 


The hero taxi driver managed to chase down the man, who jumped fences in an attempt to escape, and contained him until the emergency services arrived. 


It has been confirmed by West Midlands Ambulance services that one person was taken to hospital for injuries caused by the collision and West Midlands Police confirmed that a man was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  

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