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Pedestrians collide with taxi in Plymouth

By This is Devon  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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Police and an ambulance were called to the scene of a collision in Plymouth today.

Two students, one of them female, were crossing Cobourg Street in Plymouth when they collided with a taxi at 1.30pm, say police.

A blue Vauxhall Vectra private hire car was involved.

The road was not closed and traffic was only slightly delayed.

Police say both students, were are thought to be French, suffered soft tissues injuries and have been taken to Derriford Hospital as a precaution.

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  • paulmh66  |  October 28 2012, 11:23AM

    The fact of the matter is, you should always approach any crossing with caution, expect the unexpected at all times. I believe it states words to that effect in the Highway Code, even if the lights are green for the driver, that doesn't not guarantee the crossing will be clear of pedestrians. There could be a slow moving pensioner just out of view behind another vehicle, for example, also, if the other vehicles are waiting at the crossing, that's enough to tell me someone may still be crossing the road.

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  • evs72  |  October 28 2012, 9:31AM

    blackpot take a look at my profile pic.......since when has there been a female rifleman in the british army...what a idiot you are and maybe the fact that i was stopped at the other side of the lights in full view of the crossing...so where were you ???

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  • bonode  |  October 28 2012, 6:21AM

    How the plumbs does a pedestrian 'colide with a taxi' ? so the taxi was parked and they walked into it or something?

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  • blackpot  |  October 27 2012, 10:23PM

    Evs....talk about deluded,first Evs says its the drivers fault,now she says ( on another thread ) the driver and students are at fault.further,she says the light was red when everyone else says it was green and it makes you wonder how she would have known as she was travelling in the opposite direction.Indeed how did she witness the accident in so much detail if she was on the oher side of the road,not paying attention to her side clearly.This person is nothing less than an opinionated troll,LOL.

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  • mcspredder  |  October 26 2012, 8:57PM

    A good case for police to carry guns. I was fired at in Germany in 1967 for jaywalking and fined 2 marks. Well, OK, he fired into the ground beside me.

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  • evs72  |  October 26 2012, 8:43PM

    the difference between us blackpot is that i was there......where were you ? not sat opposite it next to me that is for sure.feel free to keep posting but i am off out.goodnight,goodye and farewell.lol

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  • blackpot  |  October 26 2012, 8:38PM

    your clearly totally biased evs,keep taking the pills.

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  • CharlieDodd  |  October 26 2012, 7:42PM

    The taxi driver wasn't breaking the speed limit or driving dangerously or she'd have been arrested and charged..:)

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  • evs72  |  October 26 2012, 3:17PM

    why should i apologise for the trauma caused andrew e ??? as said by another poster the taxi was going too fast for the circumstances as I WITNESSED...so i will comment how i like. and i am a professional driver with over 20 years experience and i can comment how i like about the driving attitude i witnessed by the driver of the taxi,which like a lot of drivers is shocking and that they think they own the road. get ready for the red arrows again.

  • blackpot  |  October 26 2012, 2:09PM

    dazcar..furthermore the police clearly felt the driver was prudent,rreasonable and competent,but of course you know better. you should apologise and thank the driver for her care and avoiding serious harm to the blind students,who should be made to pay for the damage to the drivers car.

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