Taxi Driver Dies When Building Collapsed On Car
15 February 2014, 13:04
A London taxi driver has died after part of a building fell onto her car in Central London.
Large chunks of masonry fell onto the vehicle, a silver Skoda Octavia, opposite Holborn tube station just after 11pm last night (Friday 14th February).
Picture: Lorraine Horgan
Police say two other passengers,a male and a female, were in the car at the time, and were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters freed the driver - a 49-year-old woman - and a 25-year-old man who was trapped in the back seat, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A fourth person, believed to be a male passer-by, was also injured and taken to hospital.
10 more people were evacuated from nearby buildings as a precaution.