Two cars wrecked after taxi driver crashes into parked vehicles on Chesterfield road

An end-of-life carer has been left shocked after a taxi driver ploughed into her vehicle in an early morning crash in Chesterfield.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 4:29 pm

Carol Marriott, 43, was getting ready for work when the incident occurred at around 3.45am on Sunday, September 26.

She and her husband Tracy quickly rushed outside to see the taxi, a VW Passat, on its roof outside their home on Chesterfield Road, North Wingfield.

The driver of the cab and the passenger escaped with only minor injuries – but unfortunately the same can’t be said for the couple’s cars, both Audi A3s, which have been left severely damaged by the collision.

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The taxi was left on its roof after hitting the parked cars on Chesterfield Road

Recalling the incident, Carol said: "We got to the bottom of the stairs and the next thing we heard was this smashing of glass, crunching of metal, and car alarms going off.

"My husband threw the living room curtains open and said ‘you better ring an ambulance and the police, there’s a car on its roof’.

"I heard it and I knew that it was mine or Tracy’s car, I kind of expected it to be his car but it turned out to be both cars.

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Pictures show the damage to Tracy's car which was hit by the taxi driver

"My husband’s car has taken the worst impact, it shoved his over the kerb near on into the wall and pushed mine forward nearly into the road.”

Carol has been able to secure a hire car through her insurance meaning she can continue to work as part of a palliative care team.

But Tracy, a lorry driver, has not been so lucky and is now struggling to commute to Worksop without a car.

Derbyshire police said enquiries remain ongoing into the circumstances of the collision.

Both Carol and Tracy's car were damaged after being hit by the taxi in the early hours of Sunday, September 26

Carol added: “Tracy got home early because it was a Saturday night but normally, during the week, he doesn’t get home until around 4am so he could have been sat in his car or getting his bag out of the boot when it happened.

"It could have been much worse.”

Carol said she has since tried to contact Door 2 Door Taxis – the firm which employs the driver in question – but has had no response, not even an apology.

When approached by the Derbyshire Times, a spokesperson for the firm said it is waiting for the outcome of the police investigation.

Carol and her husband Tracy are awaiting details to see if their cars are now a write-off

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Carol's car which has since been taken away to be assessed following the collision