“We just heard a big bang,” - Norwich taxi office worker describes crash when car ends up on its roof

Car on roof in Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott.

Car on roof in Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott. - Credit: Archant

A Norwich taxi office worker has described the dramatic moment a car crashed on the street outside and ended up on its roof.

Taxi damaged in crash on Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott.

Taxi damaged in crash on Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott. - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to Magdalen Road after a red car flipped over in the middle of the road after crashing close to the Bestway Taxi offices.

It is not thought the woman driver was hurt as a result of the smash which prompted several people to venture out onto the street to see what had happened.

Richard Elliott, 55, a radio dispatcher at Bestway Taxis on Magdalen Road, said: 'We just heard a big bang, went to the window and noticed one of our cars had been hit and a car was on its roof.'

Although he did not see the impact or the moment leading up to the crash, Mr Elliott said he heard the 'roar of the engine' before the incident.

Car on roof on Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott.

Car on roof on Magdalen Road. PIC: Richard Elliott. - Credit: Archant

He said he was 'very surprised' the woman was not hurt.

He said: 'I don't think she got hurt. I asked a policeman and he said she was just a bit shaken up.'

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However, the crash did have an impact on the taxi firm.

Mr Elliott, who took pictures of the aftermath of the crash, said it 'finished the driver's night' and left him short of drivers in the city for the rest of the evening.

Fire appliances from Sprowston and Carrow were called to the incident at about 8.55pm yesterday and used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the driver and help make the vehicle and scene safe.

An ambulance did also attend although a spokesman in the Norfolk police control room said it appeared to be a 'non injury' crash.

In May the paper reported how witnesses described how a young woman was hit by a car and sent through its windscreen in another crash on Magdalen Road.

Police said a silver Nissan Micra lost control and mounted the pavement, close to the Artichoke pub, before hitting a pedestrian.

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