Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

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Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

Post by Didge on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:53 pm

Shoppers fled in panic after a taxi cab mounted a pavement near London’s bustling Covent Garden on Wednesday afternoon, hitting a number of people.

Photographs showed what appeared to be people lying on the pavement in front of the black cab.

Dozens of police, ambulance and fire vehicles attended the scene as shoppers fled from the area.

Ed Hoppitt , who witnessed the incident, wrote on Twitter: “Just came within meters of being hit by a vehicle that mounted the pavement and ploughed into people.

“People down under taxi.”

Paramedics were seen carrying two people on stretchers into ambulances.

A barrister at the Aubaune cafe said that they had been told the driver of a reported black cab had "lost control".


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/01/shoppers-flee-cab-mounts-pavement-londons-covent-garden/

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Re: Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

Post by eddie on Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:38 pm

Wow. Those taxis weigh a ton. Literally.

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Re: Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

Post by magica on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:53 am

Get a whack with a cab and you know all about it.

The poor people who were hit.

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Post by Syl on Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Horrible accident, did the taxi driver have a heart attack or something?

edit....it seems not, he has been detained by police.

"They turned to see a black cab being driving by a "white, bald man in his fifties, who was conscious" driving down the pavement towards them "really really fast."

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Re: Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

Post by Jules on Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:49 pm

Few years ago these incidents would not have even registered on the national news. Who can blame people for being terrified and fearing the worst ....... till proven otherwise?

We need to have our wits about us, and be vigilant at all times about possible terrorist attacks. A sign of the times, sadly.

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Post by magica on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:37 pm

Jules wrote:Few years ago these incidents would not have even registered on the national news. Who can blame people for being terrified and fearing the worst  .......  till proven otherwise?

We need to have our wits about us, and be vigilant at all times about possible terrorist attacks. A sign of the times, sadly.

Very true Jules, we have to be alert as we were when IRA were bombing us. Sad fact of life now. No

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