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One killed and two injured taxi passengers in Glasgow crash

Posted in: Car Accidents Road Traffic Accidents Wrongful & Accidental Death 

A car crash in the east end of Glasgow has left one passenger dead and another seriously injured. It was heard from police that a green Vauxhall Astra collided with a black Hackney cab at around 00:30 on Sunday. The accident happened at a set of traffic lights at the junction of Springboig Road and Stepps Road.

It was heard that a 57-year-old woman, who had been travelling in the taxi, died at the scene. The other passenger, a 52-year-old man, was taken straight to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary with major injuries. He is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the taxi, aged 50, is also believed to have suffered injuries in the crash, as well as the 20-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall Astra and his 16-year-old female passenger.

A number of road traffic offences

Police Scotland said that a full investigation is to be carried out, and the 20-year-old man will be the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with a number of road traffic offences.

Statistics show that Scotland’s roads are the safest they’ve ever been. Last year saw a total of 11,240 road casualties in Scotland, the lowest number of casualties since records began sixty years ago in 1950. Of this 11,240, 1,844 people were reported killed or seriously injured (172 of whom died) – a 2% decrease in injuries on the previous year.

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