A taxi driver is dead following a two-vehicle car crash on Highway 102 near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport yesterday afternoon.
The Toyota Camry — driving for Bob’s Taxi, according to witnesses — had two occupants inside and was travelling northbound on the highway near the airport when police say the driver attempted to pull across the highway from the right-hand lane and was struck by a Mazda 5 in the left-hand lane — also going northbound — around 4:20 p.m.
“He was struck right on the driver’s side door,” police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said of the taxi driver. “It was a substantial collision.”
Police say the driver of the taxi was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The car’s passenger was listed in serious condition at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
The driver of the Mazda 5 was the only person in the second vehicle and is also in hospital in fair condition.
An investigation into the crash began late yesterday. Taplin said it was snowing quite heavily at the time of the accident resulting in reduced visibility.
A dispatcher at Bob’s Taxi said last night he hadn’t heard of any fatal collision involving one of its drivers.