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Man, 52, taken to hospital after crash in Smith’s

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A 52-year-old man was injured in a two-vehicle collision yesterday in which a taxi was in collision with a car on South Road, Smith’s. (Photo from Facebook)

A 52-year-old man was injured in a two-vehicle collision yesterday.

A police spokesman said that police and firefighters responded to reports of a serious collision on South Road, near the junction of Sayle Road, Smith’s, at about 10.35am.

The spokesman said: “Information now suggests that a taxi was being driven east on South Road and a private car was being driven in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided.

“It appears that the car involved was overtaking another vehicle, also headed west, at the time.

“The driver of the car, believed to be a local male resident, was injured. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time.

“However, he was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, conscious and breathing.”

The spokesman said the man was still in hospital and that no one else was injured in the collision.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact police at 211 or 295-0011.