Couples Taxi Rear-Ended Just Before They Hop In

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a couple about to get into the back of a taxi narrowly avoid a serious smash when the vehicle is suddenly rear-ended by another cabbie.

CCTV video from the city of Taiyuan, capital of China’s northern Shanxi Province, shows the couple waiting by the roadside and flagging the blue and white taxi down on 26th May.

As the male passenger reaches for the door handle, a second blue and white taxi comes careering into the back of the first cab, sending the door flying out of the man’s hand.

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Both he and his partner jump in fear and dodge further onto the pavement as their taxi is pushed dozens of feet along the road by the second vehicle.

Both vehicles sustained serious damage, with video taken in the aftermath of the crash showing the two taxis badly misshapen following the collision.

According to witnesses, the accident happened as a result of the second cabbie going over the speed limit.

However, Taiyuan police have yet to verify the claim.

A male passenger in the second taxi suffered head injuries, the witness said.

The accident is still being investigated.

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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