Teenage driver killed in taxi crash while driving 7 passengers


The accident happened at Oxenden Road, Tongham in Surrey, in the early hours of September 26. (Google Maps)

A teenage driver was killed when the car he was driving with seven passengers inside collided head-on with a taxi.

The teenager was driving a Volkswagen Polo when she was involved in a collision with the taxi in Tongham, Surrey, shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday (September 26).

Surrey Police said the driver was killed in the crash and all seven passengers in the car were taken to hospital.

The force said the front seat passenger and one of the rear seat passengers were seriously injured and remain in hospital.

The taxi driver, who was not carrying any passengers at the time of the crash, sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital.

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Detective Sergeant Kani Barawi of Surrey Police said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of the boys involved in this tragic incident, which left one teenager dead and two others in serious condition in hospital.

“We are working hard to establish the circumstances of the accident and ask anyone with information to contact us immediately.”


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