December 2, 2016
A taxi boss in Nuneaton has appealed for witnesses to a hit and run car crash at the weekend to come forward with any information.
Hit and Run
“I’m fuming, what a coward, he could’ve killed someone!”
The collision happened at approximately 2:30am on Sunday the 27th November when a silver Ford Mondeo reversed out of Arbury Road at high speed and crashed into an MI Taxis cab. The Mondeo proceeded to speed off leaving the taxi driver injured and trapped within the black Jaguar.
When emergency services arrived at the scene, the driver was unable to move and the roof of the taxi had to be cut off by the fire brigade. The 40-year-old driver was then rushed to the University Hospital in Coventry to be treated for his injuries.
MI Taxis owner, John Igoe, commented: “I’m fuming, what a coward, he could’ve killed someone! The driver has severe whiplash and they had to cut the roof off to get him out.”
Mr Igoe continued: “The car is a write off and we have no one to claim insurance against. The driver has been released from hospital, he’ll be fine but it’s just horrible to think that someone left without knowing how he was.”
An angry Mr Igoe is offering a cash reward to anyone who can assist in the police investigation which results in the arrest of the perpetrator.
“I just don’t understand how someone could drive away.”
He said: “I’m offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this irresponsible coward. We’ll have to get another vehicle and it’s another insurance blow. Every time there’s an accident it affects your no claims bonus.
“I just don’t understand how someone could drive away. If you’ve made a mistake you put your hands up, there must have been a reason.
“The driver doesn’t know if they’ve killed somebody in the car. The taxi ended up right up on the pavement; it could even have hit a pedestrian.”
Anyone with information, including any sightings of a damaged silver Mondeo, should be reported to Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 044 of November 27.