Friday 20 April 2018

City workers lift taxi off woman knocked down in central London accident

A crowd of City workers lifted a taxi off a woman trapped underneath after she was knocked down in a collision.

The extraordinary scenes took place at around 1pm on Monday when the unidentified woman was walking along King William Street, near Bank Junction, in central London, when she was struck by the vehicle.

Around 30 people rushed to help the woman after an onlooker shouted for help.

“She screamed we need to move the the taxi, at which point - to my surprise given that it's London - about 30 people ran over to help," witness James Pickering, 25, told the Evening Standard.

"We lifted the taxi up on to its side and then tried to move it about two feet. It was so high up it was about to topple over."

The crowd was able to release the woman, who was unconscious, after they released the black cab’s handbrake and rolled the vehicle away.

London Ambulance Service, City police officers and London Fire Brigade officers attended the scene.

An ambulance spokesperson told London24: “We treated a woman reported to be in her 40s for leg and pelvic injuries."

They added she had been taken to hospital as a "priority".

A City of London Police spokesperson confirmed to The Independent that a woman had been released from hospital on Tuesday after sustaining “tissue damage”.

They added that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident.

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