22nd Oct, 2017

Woman dies after crash between taxi and car in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 12th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 42-YEAR-OLD woman has died after the taxi she was travelling in collided with a car.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Abbey Road and London Road around 12.15am on Saturday (October 10) following the collision between the black hackney cab and a grey Vauxhall Astra.

The female passenger in the taxi cab was treated by emergency services at the scene, but died as a result of fatal injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two patients were travelling in the taxi. On arrival, it immediately became evident the woman, who was a passenger, was in cardiac arrest.

“Crews immediately began administering advanced life support, but unfortunately nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The taxi driver was treated for the effects of shock and a knee injury before being taken to University Hospital in Coventry for further assessment.”

A 17-year-old girl has since been arrested in connection with Astra and is currently helping police with enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to contact the force’s collision investigation unit on 101.

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