Car, Taxicab Crash into Building on U.S. 19 in Clearwater, Florida
CLEARWATER, FL. – According to an online news report posted at wfla.com, a car and a taxicab crashed into a building on U.S. Highway 19 in Clearwater, Florida. The crash was preceded by what was described as a “traffic incident,” though details of that incident were not included in the news report.*
The collision occurred in the late morning in the 25000 block of U.S. 19. The Clearwater Police Department and WFLA report that a taxicab and another vehicle were somehow involved in an accident, after which both vehicles careened into a building located at 25400 U.S. 19. This occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Details about the accident were not reported by authorities at the scene, so it is not clear how the accident happened or why the two vehicles ended up crashing into the building. Photos taken at the scene and posted to the WFLA website show that the cab was with United Taxi, and the other vehicle was a red Mazda. The model of the Mazda cannot be discerned from the photo, and it was not provided in the report.
The report did not say what type of building the cars crashed into, but the photos suggest that the cab crashed into an office of some kind, as a desk and office chairs can be seen. Almost the entire front end of the cab went through the wall and windows of the building.
Neither driver was identified in the report, but WFLA says the taxi driver was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of injuries. It does not appear the driver of Mazda was injured.
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