Monday 17th October 2016

Lime Street re-opens after collision between police car and taxi

Lime Street was open as normal today after a huge emergency service response to a crash involving a taxi and police car.

Multiple officers plus police cars both marked and unmarked turned up to the scene late on Saturday night alongside a police van, two fire engines, two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle crew.

The major city centre route was closed at about 10.30pm and there was no left turn onto the road from Saint George’s Place until the incident was cleared.

The taxi driver involved in the incident told the ECHO: “I was just driving along the road when a police car suddenly turned right and pulled out in front of me.

“The girl in the back of the car didn’t have her seat belt on and ended up hitting the floor, she had an injury to her head.

“I don’t actually think there would have been all this caper, if it wasn’t a police car involved.”

Police officers who remained at the scene said the girl had returned home later that evening.

Both vehicles suffered minor damage but the cabbie was able to drive his taxi away from the scene.

Reports on social media suggested that one of the cars may have hit an electric box outside of the train station which caused a blackout inside the building.

The road is understood to have re-opened just after midnight. Liverpool Echo

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