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Taxi driver cut free after collision in Oswaldtwistle

A TAXI driver had to be cut out of his car after a collision in Oswaldtwistle.

The 20-year-old was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for checks after the accident in Fielding Lane, close to The Plough pub.

Firefighters from Accrington were called to the scene at 12.15am today and had to remove the Max Cabs taxi door to get the man out.

A female passenger appeared ‘shaken’, according to one witness, but suffered no injuries.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said the accident was believed to have been at low speed.

The taxi was hit as it was turning around by a car heading up Fielding Lane towards Broadfield.

Restaurant boss Franco Sanna, who owns Franco’s in Union Road, lives nearby.

He said: “The man was walking when they got him out of the car.

“It sounded like quite a big smash. I heard it through my double glazing.

“The car certainly looked a write-off. It was taken away about an hour later.”

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6:49pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Ex-Darrener says...

A 20-year old taxi driver? Is that even legal? Surely taxi licenses should only go to drivers with some modicum of experience, which to me would be at least over 21 and preferably over 25 years old
A 20-year old taxi driver? Is that even legal? Surely taxi licenses should only go to drivers with some modicum of experience, which to me would be at least over 21 and preferably over 25 years old Ex-Darrener
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7:36pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Amcap says...

Taxi turning around, hit by car going UP fielding lane, was this at the mini roundabout corner of high street and the plough..............
.was it not that the taxi came out of high street without stopping at the mini roundabout at the junction of high street and fielding lane..............kn
ow it well, always ready to hit the brakes when going up fielding lane and getting close to the mini roundabout
Taxi turning around, hit by car going UP fielding lane, was this at the mini roundabout corner of high street and the plough.............. .was it not that the taxi came out of high street without stopping at the mini roundabout at the junction of high street and fielding lane..............kn ow it well, always ready to hit the brakes when going up fielding lane and getting close to the mini roundabout Amcap
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7:39pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Amcap says...

Ex-Darrener wrote:
A 20-year old taxi driver? Is that even legal? Surely taxi licenses should only go to drivers with some modicum of experience, which to me would be at least over 21 and preferably over 25 years old
Was the 20 year old the chap that held the taxi license, or was he " filling in" for someone else
[quote][p][bold]Ex-Darrener[/bold] wrote: A 20-year old taxi driver? Is that even legal? Surely taxi licenses should only go to drivers with some modicum of experience, which to me would be at least over 21 and preferably over 25 years old[/p][/quote]Was the 20 year old the chap that held the taxi license, or was he " filling in" for someone else Amcap
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9:07pm Sun 16 Dec 12

glynners says...

Seen as you have to be 21yrs to drive a Taxi methinks Max could be in a spot of bother here
Seen as you have to be 21yrs to drive a Taxi methinks Max could be in a spot of bother here glynners
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12:19am Mon 17 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

Just because the report says the taxi driver was 20 years old, it doesn't mean he was. We know what the LT are like. He was probably in his 40's!
Just because the report says the taxi driver was 20 years old, it doesn't mean he was. We know what the LT are like. He was probably in his 40's! Stone Island:
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7:57am Mon 17 Dec 12

mys says...

You can't always blame drivers coming down the high street, I was coming over last week, a truck was turning at the mini rounder bout to come down the high st, didn't go round the mini just cut right across, I had to reverse back or he would of hit me, then the skanky fat b-----d gave me loads of abuse, he was in the wrong not me, ask for the taxi driver being 20, isn't that illegal, someone's got there facts wrong once again, LET
You can't always blame drivers coming down the high street, I was coming over last week, a truck was turning at the mini rounder bout to come down the high st, didn't go round the mini just cut right across, I had to reverse back or he would of hit me, then the skanky fat b-----d gave me loads of abuse, he was in the wrong not me, ask for the taxi driver being 20, isn't that illegal, someone's got there facts wrong once again, LET mys
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9:09am Mon 17 Dec 12

HarryBosch says...

You need to be 21yrs old and to have held a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 12 months to hold a taxi/private hire license.
You need to be 21yrs old and to have held a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 12 months to hold a taxi/private hire license. HarryBosch
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4:42pm Mon 17 Dec 12

VicLou says...

Time and time again, I see Max Cab drivers doing dangerous manoeuvres ... It would come as no suprise if it was the taxi drivers fault!!! I would never use them.
Time and time again, I see Max Cab drivers doing dangerous manoeuvres ... It would come as no suprise if it was the taxi drivers fault!!! I would never use them. VicLou
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5:01pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Steve4x4 says...

Was the taxi backing out into the main road or trying to do a U turn, i too have seen many accy taxi drivers doing some no brainer moves with and without paying customers aboard, we got a taxi from lower darwen back to accrington last week end and the driver who spoke very little bad english didn't even know the way back to accy.
Was the taxi backing out into the main road or trying to do a U turn, i too have seen many accy taxi drivers doing some no brainer moves with and without paying customers aboard, we got a taxi from lower darwen back to accrington last week end and the driver who spoke very little bad english didn't even know the way back to accy. Steve4x4
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6:58pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

VicLou wrote:
Time and time again, I see Max Cab drivers doing dangerous manoeuvres ... It would come as no suprise if it was the taxi drivers fault!!! I would never use them.
I used Max cabs once. Never again. The car was f*****, and the driver hadn't a clue.
[quote][p][bold]VicLou[/bold] wrote: Time and time again, I see Max Cab drivers doing dangerous manoeuvres ... It would come as no suprise if it was the taxi drivers fault!!! I would never use them.[/p][/quote]I used Max cabs once. Never again. The car was f*****, and the driver hadn't a clue. Stone Island:
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12:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pinklady83 says...

LT do it again. The taxi driver was infact 28 years old! Good job the Accrington Observer got it right.
LT do it again. The taxi driver was infact 28 years old! Good job the Accrington Observer got it right. pinklady83
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12:23pm Tue 18 Dec 12

superdad1 says...

He was probably only 20 years old !!!
I do believe from a good source this company employ drivers under 20 years of age,
The Observer says he was 28 who's details has this driver given I wonder??
A taxi pulling away without looking seems to be normal in Hyndburn they think they own the roads I have had many a near miss, I often wonder if they have a licence sometimes.
He was probably only 20 years old !!! I do believe from a good source this company employ drivers under 20 years of age, The Observer says he was 28 who's details has this driver given I wonder?? A taxi pulling away without looking seems to be normal in Hyndburn they think they own the roads I have had many a near miss, I often wonder if they have a licence sometimes. superdad1
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1:30pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Nod star says...

Supposition and assumption are the weapons of an uneducated mind... If you didn't see it with your own eyes then you don't know what happened. And as for the law on taxi licensing, as a 22 year taxi veteran and only 40 years old I can assure you that the law only requires you to have been driving for 12 months... Do the math!
Supposition and assumption are the weapons of an uneducated mind... If you didn't see it with your own eyes then you don't know what happened. And as for the law on taxi licensing, as a 22 year taxi veteran and only 40 years old I can assure you that the law only requires you to have been driving for 12 months... Do the math! Nod star
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7:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

duggie123 says...

max taxis, say no more, I am sure they are on a mission to have an accident. I must honk at two or three a day whilst they carry out stupid turns etc.
No doubt a claim will be coming somebodys way
max taxis, say no more, I am sure they are on a mission to have an accident. I must honk at two or three a day whilst they carry out stupid turns etc. No doubt a claim will be coming somebodys way duggie123
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10:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

rapidoal says...

The mr know alls no nowt you don't have to over 20yrs to drive a taxi or privatehire vehicle but you do have to have held a full licence for at least 12 month
The mr know alls no nowt you don't have to over 20yrs to drive a taxi or privatehire vehicle but you do have to have held a full licence for at least 12 month rapidoal
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9:25am Sat 22 Dec 12

HarryBosch says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Just because the report says the taxi driver was 20 years old, it doesn't mean he was. We know what the LT are like. He was probably in his 40's!
Turns out you were right about lax reporting. Turns out the driver is actually 28 years old. Very unprofessional reporting LT
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Just because the report says the taxi driver was 20 years old, it doesn't mean he was. We know what the LT are like. He was probably in his 40's![/p][/quote]Turns out you were right about lax reporting. Turns out the driver is actually 28 years old. Very unprofessional reporting LT HarryBosch
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