Taxi driver shot at following collision
A typical case of fleeing the scene of an accident, yesterday almost ended in serious injury or even death as a bullet grazed a taxi driver who chased a minibus that “bumped” into the car he drove.
Shortly after 14:00hrs, a bus bearing number plate BGG 8427 collided with Green Ice taxi HB 6085 that was transporting a pregnant woman in labour.
The errant driver fled the Norton Street and Louisa Row scene after the accident. However, he was chased by the taxi driver identified as Dennis Yorris. The chase ended at Ketley and Sussex Streets where the drivers had a confrontation. The bus driver was identified as Oliver Isaacs.
As the confrontation continued, a passerby stopped his car bearing number plate PJJ 5799 and set about siding with the bus driver who reportedly had no licence.
The so-called defender of the taxi driver railed at Yorris with firearm drawn. Somehow he discharged a round. The single bullet grazed Yorris.
When police arrived at the scene and requested the spent shell to be handed over, the unidentified firearm holder refused. “I will take it to the station myself.”
This newspaper understands that only the minibus driver was arrested and remained in custody while the firearm owner is at large.