Taxi in ditch causes traffic back-up

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Sarthak Batra

A taxi driven over the edge of the road on Park Lane caused a back-up in traffic heading towards AHS on Jan. 17.

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On Jan. 17 at 7:15 a.m., a taxi was seen tipped over in a ditch directly outside of AHS on Park Lane. The incident, whose cause is unknown, resulted in backed up traffic heading toward the school.

Senior Kardo Omerbell was in the car behind the taxi. He got out of his car and was casually walking towards the school when he heard a loud bang. He described it as “that noise the car makes when metal screeches along asphalt.” Omerbell added that “the noise attracted attention from all nearby.”

The driver of the taxi was seen on the phone, most likely calling for help. One individual was seen with the driver.

Senior Luis Cabrera arrived to school at 8:20 a.m. and reportedly saw a truck lifting the car out of the ditch.

By 9 a.m., the car had been taken away and the road block cleared, according to senior William Bennett, who arrived late to school.

The condition of the car is currently unknown, and the driver did not appear physically injured.