Two Injured As Taxi Overturns In Southampton

Emergency services responded to Lighthouse Road near the junction with South Road in Southampton tonight [July 18] where a collision resulted in a taxi overturning and landing on its side, and two people being transported to hospital, according to police.

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a report of a road traffic collision that took place at 7:08pm today [Wednesday] on Lighthouse Road in Southampton.

“It appears that a taxi was traveling north on Lighthouse Road in the area of Henry VIII Restaurant when it appears that the driver lost control of his taxi resulting in the taxi flipping over.

“The driver exited the taxi on his own accord however the female passenger [a tourist] had to be extricated out of the taxi by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

“Both the driver of the taxi and the passenger were taken to the hospital and at this time their injuries are unknown but they are not believed to be life threatening.

“Lighthouse Road has been cordoned off while the scene is being processed by the relevant officers.”

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