'Drunk' driver to appear in court after hitting taxi driver and three taxis (From This Is Local London)
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'Drunk' driver to appear in court after hitting taxi driver and three taxis
A woman is to appear in court next week after allegedly crashing into three taxis and a taxi driver while drunk at the wheel.
Carol Wynn, 50, of Eastcroft Road in Epsom, has been charged with driving while over the legal alcohol limit and will appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court on January 8.
A Surrey Police spokesman said they were called at 12.50am on December 15 following "a collision involving several vehicles and a pedestrian".
He said the pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
Colin Way, an Epsom black cab driver, said the incident occurred as a woman driver approached the taxi stand, directly outside the Epsom station entrance, where five taxis were parked in a row.
Mr Way, whose car was fifth in the line, said the car approached Station Approach from West Street and was driving down towards the Waterloo Road junction when it "scraped the side" of the third, fourth and fifth cabs.
He said that after the car hit the third cab in the row it hit a taxi driver who was standing outside, talking to a driver in one of the other taxis.
Mr Way said: "I was just sitting there on the rank, waiting for the last train coming into Epsom, and then that was it - bang.
"I got out of the cab and saw the taxi driver lying in the street."
He said none of the other taxi drivers, inside their cabs, were injured and none of them contained passengers, but that the taxi driver who was hit was in hospital for four days with injuries including concussion, a dislocated knee and bruising.
Mr Way said it is expected that the injured taxi driver will be off work for a couple of months.
He said that after hitting the final taxi, the car mounted the kerb of the pedestrian crossing outside the Epsom station entrance and then came to a halt down the road, at a red light at the Waterloo Road junction, outside Travelodge.
Mr Way added: "One of the taxi drivers jumped out of his cab to go and take the keys from her.
"Then the police arrived."
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