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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Man in his 20s dies after early hours taxi smash horror in West Derby

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Driver of Ford Fiesta arrested at scene of crash which left a man dead and woman with serious injuries

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene of a car crash in Liverpool in which a man died.

The emergency services were called out to Princess Drive in the West Derby area at around 1am today following reports of a serious collision involving a Ford Fiesta and Ford S-Max private hire taxi.

A man who was a passenger in the Fiesta died from his injuries.

Police said he was in his 20s.

A 19-year-old woman from the same car was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

A 25-year-old man, driver of the Ford Fiesta, was arrested at the scene but later taken to hospital for treatment.

Two men who were in the S-Max at the time of the crash were treated at the scene for slight injuries.

The next of kin of those involved are in the process of being informed and enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries are continuing. The road has now been reopened and both vehicles recovered.

Roads Policing Sergeant Ged Farley said to the ECHO : "This is clearly a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life and others have been injured. Specialist officers will be supporting the victim's family and all of those affected as we seek to discover exactly what happened.

"We know that people saw or heard this collision and at this early stage, we want to speak to all of them, including anyone who was passing by at the time or immediately before, and could have captured vital evidence on vehicle dashcam or home CCTV."

Anyone with information can DM our social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 70 of 29 June, or pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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very sad :sad: and the one that caused it gets to live another day

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:14 pm 
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West Derby man jailed over fatal head-on crash with taxi

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An uninsured and unlicensed driver whose passenger died in a head-on crash with a taxi has been jailed.

The Ford Fiesta driven by Alex Lloyd, 26, hit a Ford S-Max private hire cab on Princess Drive in West Derby last June, Merseyside Police said.

Paul Hayes, 25, was killed and his 19-year-old girlfriend Lauren, also a passenger, was seriously injured.

Lloyd, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison.

Lloyd, of Lawson Walk, West Derby also pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death by driving a vehicle while uninsured and unlicensed, and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He was also disqualified from driving for five years.

Two men travelling in the taxi, aged 34 and 66, were treated at the scene for injuries.

Sergeant Mike Clarey from Merseyside Police said: "There are no winners in this case. A young man has lost his life, a young woman has suffered serious injury, and now Lloyd's actions that day have led to the loss of his liberty.

"Although no sentence, however long, can ever bring Paul back, I hope it gives his family some sense of closure and allows them to now focus on the love and happiness Paul brought them in life."

The surname of Mr Hayes' girlfriend was not released by Merseyside Police.

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