Driver Injured After Brick Hits Taxi

26 April 2011, 14:58 | Updated: 26 April 2011, 15:00

A brick has been thrown directly at a taxi causing the windscreen to break, narrowly missing causing serious injury to the driver.

It happened as the 23-year-old Luton black cab driver was going towards the town centre along Crawley Green Road in Luton at around 2.20am on Sunday (April 24). The taxi, which had just dropped a woman passenger off, did not see who or where the brick had come from.

The brick did not hit the driver directly but hit the windscreen causing glass fragments to go into his eyes. He was taken by ambulance to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is now recovering at home.

DC Mark Bryce is investigating and would like to speak to the woman passenger who had just been dropped off as well as anyone else who may have seen who threw the brick. He said:

“The driver was left shocked and distressed by this incident, but it could have been so much worse and even resulted in somebody’s death. Whoever is responsible for this act needs to know how dangerous it is to throw objects at moving vehicles. If you know who did this please contact the police.”

Anyone with information about either offence can call Luton CID in confidence on, 01582394331, the main switchboard on 01234 841212, text to 07786 200011 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.