Collision with Surrey taxi sends man to hospital

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A man was taken to hospital with injuries  after colliding with a taxi in Surrey
early Thursday morning. A taxi collided with  a white sedan at the  intersection of 72nd Avenue and 144 Street around 1:22 a.m., causing the sedan to flip onto its
side, landing on the curb. Chelsea Mesenchuk was walking home with a friend after watching a movie when she witnessed the accident. She said the two cars were both traveling in opposite directions on 72nd Avenue when the collision happened. “We were just walking down the street … and all of a sudden we just heard a big collision,”
said Mesenchuk. “We were shaking like, really bad. It’s scary.” Surrey Fire and Rescue crews were able to extricate the man trapped in his vehicle through the windshield. He was taken to hospital in stable condition, but with serious injuries.The driver of the taxi stayed on scene and was cooperative with police. Surrey RCMP are reviewing traffic
cameras around the intersection as part of the investigation.

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