Two women dead and 10 injured in Doncaster taxi horror

Scene of a double fatal RTC on Great North Road in Doncaster after two taxis collided in the early hours of Sunday morning'Picture Dean Atkins

Scene of a double fatal RTC on Great North Road in Doncaster after two taxis collided in the early hours of Sunday morning'Picture Dean Atkins

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TWO women in their 50s have died, with a further 10 people injured, in a late-night horror smash between two taxis in South Yorkshire.

The two vehicles – one a black cab and the other a minibus – were travelling on Great North Road near Doncaster in the early hours of Sunday morning when they collided close to the Mount Pleasant Hotel.

Both taxi drivers escaped with what have been described by police as ‘minor injuries’, with eight other passengers hurt.

The two women who died, who were aged 52 and 59, were in a LTI London taxi along with two men who were also in their 50s and the 61-year-old driver.

Their vehicle was travelling towards Bawtry in the early hours of Sunday morning when it was involved in a collision with a Fiat Scudo minibus taxi which was heading towards Doncaster.

The Fiat was carrying six passengers. They were three men and three women, all in their 20s. It was driven by a 40-year-old man.

Nine ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and firefighters were sent to the scene of the crash to deal with the incident.

Police are now trying to establish how the crash happened. A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Anyone who may have seen the incident or witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle before the collision is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 26 of 31 January 2016.”

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