Car & Taxi Collide In Southampton, Man Injured

January 25, 2013

[Updated] Shortly after 9.00pm this evening [Jan 25] emergency services personnel attended an accident on South Road near the junction with Middle Road in Southampton.

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Fire service personnel arrived at the accident which involved a car and a taxi and assisted a man who received injuries in the collision. An attending ambulance transported the man to King Edward Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

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Traffic was diverted away from the scene as the vehicles involved blocked both lanes of the road. Details are limited, however we will update with official information if able.

Update: The taxi driver, a 57 year old Sandys parish man, sustaining a relatively minor injury and there were no other injuries reported.

- Photos by Kenneth Byron

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  1. Nuffin but de Truth! says:

    NO way that amount of damage was done without speeding!

  2. Own says:

    Driver falling asleep @ the wheel. Smh

  3. Mr. Happy says:

    Wrongo. Two cars doing 20 mph have the same effect as one car hitting a stationary object at 40 mph.

    Looks like the black car crossed the line into the path of the taxi, doesn’t it.

    • Just us says:

      How does it look like the black car hit the taxi? Look at the position of the taxi which spun the black car in the position it stopped.

      • Sunshine says:

        Wrong… ‘Just Us’, All the oil from the impact is on taxi’s side of road, oil being the brake lines snapping from the impact with black car. The driver not able to control the taxi ended up in the other lane. The black car than spun 180 degrees and ended up in the opposite lane.
        This accident occurred on the second last corner on South Shore as you approach Barnes Corner, motorist are notorious for cutting that corner, which is exactly what occurred here.
        So give it up with the speculations and look at the photo again genius!

    • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

      what a load of B/S

    • Physics Student says:

      @Mr. Happy

      Not to be picky or anything, but the force of a car traveling at 20mph hitting another car, also traveling at 20mph, is equal to the force of a car traveling at 20mph hitting a wall or other stationary object. Since the change in momentum is the same in both scenarios, both cars would be damaged equally.

      In practice, however, it could be argued that the car-on-car collision would result in less damage to the occupant of the car in question, as there would be a substantial amount of deformation to the crush zones on both cars, which would absorb a great deal of their kinetic energy, whereas a collision with a solid object such as a wall would result in a quicker deceleration and therefore greater damage to the occupant.

      • .am says:

        “Not to be picky or anything” – can you not just point out that the two vehicles are not of the same mass and be done with it?

        Not like you have to be studying physics to state the obvious.

        • Physics Student says:

          No, as the relative masses of the actual vehicles involved in this unfortunate accident have little to do with what I am trying to explain.

          I am simply trying to quash the notion that a head on collision between two vehicles (of equal mass, lets assume) traveling at a certain speed would be as damaging as a single car hitting a wall at double the aforementioned speed.

          This is not apparently obvious, which is why I took so much space to explain it. Detail is the mother of understanding.

  4. Free Spirit says:

    Looks that way to me also let’s pray the man is alright

  5. wow says:

    OMG!!!

  6. What Do You THink says:

    hmm no skid marks indicates …. someone wasn’t paying attention or as ‘Own” says person fell asleep

  7. Y-Gurl says:

    If you lot can tell all that from a couple of pictures maybe you missed your forensics calling

  8. Nuffin but de Truth! says:

    there’s a useful 4 letter word… and ALL of you are full of it!

  9. Cisco says:

    You all should be in the court when this case comes up,Judges and Jury!!! ya all funny, :)