Woman in critical condition after 'falling out of moving taxi' in Lewisham Road in Blackheath

News Shopper: Picture of police on Lewisham Road, picture courtesy of Duwayne Brooks Picture of police on Lewisham Road, picture courtesy of Duwayne Brooks

A WOMAN is in hospital in a critical condition with a head injury after reports that she fell out of a moving taxi in Lewisham Road in Blackheath.

Police were called at 5.35 this morning (December 13) to reports of a woman injured in Lewisham Road and she was flown to King's College Hospital by London Air Ambulance staff.

Lewisham Road was closed from around 6am with all lanes reopened just after 9am but with slow traffic remaining on A2 Shooters Hill Road to B212 Stratheden Road.

London Ambulance Service also sent a single responder in a car, a duty officer, an ambulance crew to the scene after being called at around 5.30am.

A Met spokeswoman said: “Police were called at approx 0535hrs on Friday, 13 December to reports of a woman injured in Lewisham Road, Blackheath.

“At this early stage it is believed the woman received her injuries after falling from a moving taxi.

“The taxi stopped at the scene.

“LAS attended the scene and the woman has been taken to a south London hospital for treatment to her injuries. She remains there in a critical condition.”

Officers from Greenwich and the Met’s traffic unit are at the scene. No arrests have been made.”

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10:05am Fri 13 Dec 13

rescoffering says...

...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ?? rescoffering

11:20am Fri 13 Dec 13

HearTheFacts says...

rescoffering wrote:
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?.

Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.
[quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??[/p][/quote]So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?. Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate. HearTheFacts

4:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

molsey says...

HearTheFacts wrote:
rescoffering wrote:
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?.

Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.
Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was.

Without the facts I am unable to speculate.
[quote][p][bold]HearTheFacts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??[/p][/quote]So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?. Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.[/p][/quote]Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was. Without the facts I am unable to speculate. molsey

5:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

"Officers from Greenwich and the Met’s traffic unit are at the scene."


They are about as much use as t1ts on a boar.
"Officers from Greenwich and the Met’s traffic unit are at the scene." They are about as much use as t1ts on a boar. Gypo.Joe

5:31am Sat 14 Dec 13

applause says...

molsey wrote:
HearTheFacts wrote:
rescoffering wrote:
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?.

Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.
Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was.

Without the facts I am unable to speculate.
You crack me up molsey. Anyway, hope the lady is not too hurt and recovers quickly.
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HearTheFacts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??[/p][/quote]So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?. Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.[/p][/quote]Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was. Without the facts I am unable to speculate.[/p][/quote]You crack me up molsey. Anyway, hope the lady is not too hurt and recovers quickly. applause

9:42am Sat 14 Dec 13

molsey says...

applause wrote:
molsey wrote:
HearTheFacts wrote:
rescoffering wrote:
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?.

Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.
Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was.

Without the facts I am unable to speculate.
You crack me up molsey. Anyway, hope the lady is not too hurt and recovers quickly.
Only having a laugh, I wish the lady a speedy recovery too.

Only speculating though.
[quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HearTheFacts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??[/p][/quote]So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?. Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.[/p][/quote]Yes, without knowing the facts she could have been unhurt when she fell out, but the driver reversed over her seeing how she was. Without the facts I am unable to speculate.[/p][/quote]You crack me up molsey. Anyway, hope the lady is not too hurt and recovers quickly.[/p][/quote]Only having a laugh, I wish the lady a speedy recovery too. Only speculating though. molsey

10:50am Sat 14 Dec 13

cookster says...

I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop.
I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop. cookster

11:16am Sat 14 Dec 13

molsey says...

cookster wrote:
I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop.
Very good point, but the story specifically says "Moving".

Only speculating, maybe she jumped out of the window with the intention of legging it.

Still, without the facts...........
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop.[/p][/quote]Very good point, but the story specifically says "Moving". Only speculating, maybe she jumped out of the window with the intention of legging it. Still, without the facts........... molsey

1:29pm Sat 14 Dec 13

j.j. says...

cookster wrote:
I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop.
that's right. it must have been a mini cab.

i'm not surprised, considering the quality of drivers in some of the local mini-cab companies, eg. XXXXX Cars' drivers don't seem know that indicators, mirrors or seat belts exist in cars.

But i'm just speculating...
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: I don't think you can open the doors in a black cab until it has come to a complete stop.[/p][/quote]that's right. it must have been a mini cab. i'm not surprised, considering the quality of drivers in some of the local mini-cab companies, eg. XXXXX Cars' drivers don't seem know that indicators, mirrors or seat belts exist in cars. But i'm just speculating... j.j.

2:46pm Sun 15 Dec 13

reasonable75 says...

HearTheFacts wrote:
rescoffering wrote:
...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??
So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?.

Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.
That's the point cookster made, a proper black cab has doors that are locked until it comes to a complete stop - mini cabs don't

So if she fell (jumped?) out whilst it was moving it must have been a mini cab
[quote][p][bold]HearTheFacts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...fully licensed taxi with insurance, or, mini-cab with a tom-tom eh ? eh ??[/p][/quote]So what has this to do with falling out of the taxi?. Without facts, relating to why she fell out of the taxi. It would be wrong speculate.[/p][/quote]That's the point cookster made, a proper black cab has doors that are locked until it comes to a complete stop - mini cabs don't So if she fell (jumped?) out whilst it was moving it must have been a mini cab reasonable75

9:54am Mon 16 Dec 13

american football says...

probably a foreigner driving it with a jokey made up license
probably a foreigner driving it with a jokey made up license american football

11:12am Mon 16 Dec 13

Hk says...

Does it really matter what sort of mini cab/taxi! Surely the main thing is that the woman is ok.
Does it really matter what sort of mini cab/taxi! Surely the main thing is that the woman is ok. Hk

3:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

Hk wrote:
Does it really matter what sort of mini cab/taxi! Surely the main thing is that the woman is ok.
"Critical" is far from OK, but we know what you mean.
[quote][p][bold]Hk[/bold] wrote: Does it really matter what sort of mini cab/taxi! Surely the main thing is that the woman is ok.[/p][/quote]"Critical" is far from OK, but we know what you mean. molsey

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