Three people injured as taxi crashes into Manchester city center building

At least three people were injured after an accident ended with a taxi hitting a building.

The drama happened on Angel Street at the junction of Cross Keys Street in the North Quarter of Manchester city center on Saturday afternoon.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene around 3:13 p.m.

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Footage from the scene showed a badly damaged black cab that had climbed up a sidewalk and stuck into a retail unit at the junction.

A pickup truck, which also appeared to have been involved, was also damaged.

Firefighters, who rushed into Addlington Street, ensured the vehicles were safe.

Several wounded were treated on the spot

Paramedics were seen attending to the taxi driver, a woman who was also in the taxi and a third person who was in the van.

Three people were taken to hospital, it was later confirmed. Their condition has not been revealed.

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: ‘At 3:13 p.m. on Saturday 23 October 2021, a fire engine from the Phillips Park Fire Station witnessed a traffic accident on Addington Street, Manchester.

“The collision involved a pickup truck and a car, with a vehicle colliding with a building.

“The teams responded quickly and the firefighters and secured the vehicles. Three injured were transported to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service. The fire crews have now left the incident and remained in place. for about an hour and a half. “

Greater Manchester Police have been asked for comment.

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