Driver escapes injury after taxi lands on its side after crash on Portsmouth road

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A driver has escaped injury after a taxi landed on its side following a crash in the city centre. 

Police were called to a two-car collision on Winston Churchill Avenue at 6.13pm yesterday. 

The crash happened on Winston Churchill Avenue last night. Picture: John Palmer

The crash happened on Winston Churchill Avenue last night. Picture: John Palmer

Pictures from the scene show a taxi flipped over on its side against the railings on the main road. 

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A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said that no-one was injured in the crash. 

Crew manager Barry Hodgkin from Southsea Fire Station attended the incident. 

He told The News last night: ‘We received a call to the incident at 6.10pm.

‘When we arrived there was a taxi on its side following a single-vehicle collision – there wasn't much for us to do because the driver had already managed to get out of the car.’

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Charmaine Kingston, 44, phoned emergency services when she saw what happened.

She said: ‘I was inside when I heard the sound of a crash outside.

‘As soon as I saw the car on its side, I was just hoping the driver was okay.

‘Where the taxi was on its side the driver needed help getting out – they looked so shaken, bless them.’