Police appeal for witnesses following fatal taxi crash

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal taxi crash

Officers in Telford are appealing for witnesses following a collision on Madeley Road last night (7 August).

The incident happened around 10.30pm, when a red Skoda Octavia taxi collided with a tree, causing fatal injuries to the driver.

Emergency services attended and a man in his 50’s was pronounced deceased at the scene, with a man in his 20’s being taken to QE Hospital in Birmingham where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Detectives are investigating reports that the car may have been involved in an altercation with the occupants of an unknown vehicle outside Tesco in Madeley, and also on the B4373 Ironbridge Road prior to the collision.

Scene guards are currently in place outside Tesco and on the road leading to Abraham Darby School, while police carry out enquiries in the area.

DCI Mo Lansdale of Telford CID said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident last night to call us and in particular anyone who may have seen the taxi driving through the area in the moments leading up to the collision.

“If you have any information, please call West Mercia Police on 101 and quote incident number 874s of 7 August.”

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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