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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:11 am 
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Second Liverpool passenger dead within a few days, although no suggestion of fault on the driver's part this time.

(Not sure if this was in the Liverpool City area precisely, or where the car is plated - no sign of any plate in the pics.)

Liverpool crash: Driver, 26, arrested after collision with taxi kills passenger

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/c ... d-14061224

The driver of a private hire Ford Mondeo is in a serious condition in hospital after a deadly crash in Croxteth caused the death of one woman and injured two others

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A 26-year-old BMW driver has been arrested after a horror smash with a taxi left a woman dead.

The driver of the private hire Ford Mondeo is in a serious condition in hospital.

The two vehicles collided just after 5am this morning, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The BMW driver - a 26 year-old man from St Helens - has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned.

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Emergency services were called to Croxteth at around 5.10am after reports of a ollision.

The taxi driver and passenger from one vehicle were taken to hospital for assessment of what were initially described as serious injuries.

The driver of the BMW was also taken to hospital for assessment of his injuries.

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A police spokeswoman later confirmed the crash had claimed the life of the female taxi passenger.

She said: "Following a collision in the early hours of this morning on the East Lancashire Road, the female passenger of the private hire taxi has now died.

"The male driver of the taxi remains in a serious condition in hospital.

"A 26 year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned."

Motorists reported "gridlock" on the eastbound carriageway heading out of Liverpool while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A road closure is still in place at the junction of East Lancs Road and Bridgehouse Lane (Vikings Landing Pub), heading out of the city.

The road remained fully open for traffic heading towards Liverpool.

Anyone with information, who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, can contact @MerPolCC, call (0151) 7775747 or 101 with reference 19100077634 or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:54 am 
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perhaps vehicle was an executive hire with permission not to display a plate ?

very nasty though thoughts are with the families and here's hoping 26 year old is locked away for a long time

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:29 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
perhaps vehicle was an executive hire with permission not to display a plate


I think it’s more the fact the back bumper Has been ripped off. Let’s hope the driver pulls through.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:29 pm 
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So you go out to work, and then some c*** smashes into you, kills one of your passengers and nearly kills you.

This trade has some high points, but by f*** does it have some low points. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:37 pm 
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So you go out to work, and then some c*** smashes into you, kills one of your passengers and nearly kills you.

This trade has some high points, but by f*** does it have some low points. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:



your in a good mood today :-"

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:47 pm 
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BMW driver released at the moment - no sign of any charges.

PHD still in serious condition.

These are just extracts:

BMW driver released after East Lancs crash which left taxi passenger dead

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... t-15899202

One woman died in the early morning collision

A man arrested after an early morning horror crash on the East Lancs Road has now been released by police.

The 26-year-old man from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving after the incident early yesterday morning, in which a female taxi passenger died.

The male driver of the taxi remains in a serious condition in hospital. Police today said the BMW driver had been released under investigation as they continue to look in to the circumstances of the crash.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Much-loved East Lancs Road tragedy taxi driver in fight for life

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... d-15914244

Cab passenger Michelle Jennings was killed in last Wednesday's smash while driver Dave Sherwin is seriously ill in hospital after sustaining a catalogue of injuries

The heartbroken brother of a taxi driver whose passenger was killed in a horror smash has revealed the cabbie is himself fighting for his life.

Michelle Jennings, 35, died in the crash on the East Lancashire Road in Croxteth, on Wednesday, leaving a husband and two children, aged five and seven.

But also seriously injured was cabbie Dave Sherwin who broke his neck and ribs, ruptured his spleen and had multiple bleeds on the brain.

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Giving public updates on Facebook his brother Ian said: "My brother is in a very serious condition and I honestly don't know if this is going to end well, if at all."

He described his sibling, who was at the wheel of his Ford Mondeo taxi when the accident happened, as "the person who has always protected me, looked after me..."

And he wrote: "Today we were told that he is very unlikely to survive or if by some small miracle he does, he will not be the person, brother, uncle, father or husband that we once knew!

"We are totally heartbroken.

"Cherish your own family with all that you have, because life can be so cruel!"

A BMW driver - a 26 year-old man from St Helens - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail. The crash happened at 5am.

Taxi passenger Mrs Jennings, who came from Fazakerley, died in hospital from her injuries.

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Michelle Jennings and family (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Mr Sherwin also urged drivers to slow down to prevent more tragedies.

He said: "Don't let such a tragic event have to happen, in order for you to change the way you drive.

"Slow down, be careful and considerate, put your phone away and on silent.

"Put your seatbelt on and don't drive while under the influence!

"If you do this already then great, if you don't, stop now before you have to potentially live with the consequences for the rest of your life!"

Mr Sherwin added: "How do you make sense of it all?

"They are saying how grim that the situation is, but our kid just appears to be lying there asleep, just wake him up and he will be back on his feet in no time, right?

"If it was only that simple.

"I've always thought that he was made of sterner stuff than me, hard as nails, tough as old boots, rarely gets ill and even when he did, didn't have time for doctors or nurses, just got on with it.

"This makes me think or hope, as others who know him have said, if he has any type of subconscious sense of what is going on or ability to fight his condition, he will with every last breath.

"This may seem as some wishful thinking or naivety, but we have to remain as positive as we can, as miracles do and have happened in situations like this before.

"Our deepest sympathies are also with Michelle's family, who must have suffered unbearable pain in this needless tragedy.

"I sincerely hope that they eventually find peace and are able to continue with their lives, in some shape or form. Xxx "

Two fundraising pages have now been launched on sites JustGiving and GoFundMe, with a combined total of more than £16,000.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:14 pm 
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He has been released on bail.


if no charges laid he would just have been released surely ?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:28 pm 
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if no charges laid he would just have been released surely ?

Released whilst they gather evidence and build the case.

Normal practice.

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"Cherish your own family with all that you have, because life can be so cruel!"

Can't argue with that.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:52 pm 
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Taxi driver involved in horrific East Lancs crash which killed passenger has died

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... e-47573253

Police make fresh witness appeal over crash between private hire and BMW after confirming second fatality

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The driver of a taxi involved in a crash which claimed the life of a passenger has died, police confirmed today.

The private hire Ford Mondeo was involved in a horrific crash with a BMW on the early morning of Wednesday, February 27.

Passenger Michelle Jennings, who was 35-years-old, was killed in the crash on the East Lancashire Road in Croxteth.

And today police confirmed the sad news that the driver, 51-year-old Dave Sherwin, died in hospital on Wednesday, March 13.

Police made a fresh plea for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

The BMW driver, a 26-year-old man from St Helens , was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been released.

A police spokesman told the ECHO: "The 51-year-old male taxi driver, died on Wednesday in hospital.

"A 26-year-old man from St Helens arrested in connection with this collision was released under investigation and enquiries are on-going."

The devastated family of Michelle Jennings have described her as 'the most lovely person ever'.

Michelle, who was from the Fazakerley area, died in hospital from injuries sustained in the collision.

She leaves behind a devastated family , including husband Ged and children, five year-old daughter Sophia and son Harry, aged 7.

Paying tribute to his ‘beautiful’ wife in a moving Facebook post, Ged said: “She was the most lovely person ever. Her kids were her world. Family was her everything. I am beyond distraught. I didn’t deserve her.”

Officers would continue to urge anyone with information, who witnessed this collision or who has dash-cam footage, to contact @MerPolCC, call 0151 777 5747 or 101, quoting reference 19100077634 or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:35 pm 
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So sad, could happen to any one of us. RIP.


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So sad, could happen to any one of us. RIP.

Indeed. :sad:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:57 pm 
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we never go a year without at least one killed in tragic circumstances

unfortunately many of us ply our trade at the same time as the idiots come out on the road

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:41 am 
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BMW driver charged over East Lancs crash which killed taxi driver and mum-of-two

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... t-17492315

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving

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Taxi driver Dave Shirwin, 51, who died in a car accident in Croxteth, pictured with his wife Heather (Image: Liverpool Echo)

A BMW driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash claimed the lives of a taxi driver and a mum-of-two passenger ten months ago.

Taxi driver Dave Sherwin, 51, suffered fatal injuries when the Ford Mondeo he was driving was involved in a serious crash with a BMW on the East Lancs Road in Croxteth around 5am on February 27.

Passenger Michelle Jennings, 35, a mother-of two from Fazakerley was killed in the crash.

Mr Sherwin died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in hospital.

Today police confirmed ten months on they have now charged the BMW driver.

Police said 26-year-old, Ryan Howard of Windermere Avenue, St Helens has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is to appear at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates Court on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Michelle Jennings left a devastated family behind including husband Ged and children, five year-old daughter Sophia and son Harry, seven.

Paying tribute to his ‘beautiful’ wife in a moving Facebook post, Ged said: “She was the most lovely person ever. Her kids were her world. Family was her everything. I am beyond distraught. I didn’t deserve her.”

The devastated family of Mr Sherwin said they had been "hoping for a miracle" which never came and told the ECHO how Mr Sherwin's organs had been donated to give others "the gift of life."

His heartbroken brother Ian described Mr Sherwin's death as "devastating."

He added: "The amount of messages and support that we have had from friends, neighbours and total strangers, has been quite overwhelming."

Police are still urging anyone with information, who witnessed this collision or who has dash-cam footage, to contact @MerPolCC, call 0151 777 5747 or 101, quoting reference 19100077634 or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.


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