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Horror crash leaves hole in estate agency branch and three in hospital

A black cab driver lost control and crashed into an Edinburgh firm's branch at lunchtime yesterday after suffering a 'medical incident'.

Nigel Lewis

estate agency

An estate agency in Edinburgh has had its branch frontage partially demolished after a horror car accident outside its offices saw three people rushed to hospital.

The driver of a black cab taxi lost control while driving down the city’s famous Queen Street at around 1pm yesterday and struck the fascia of city agency Murray & Currie Property, reducing part of its exterior branch structure to rubble and badly damaging the vehicle.

Three people were rushed to hospital at the scene including the 61-year-old male driver of the taxi, who is believed to have suffered a medical incident which led him to mount the kerb, his female passenger and a 50-year old male pedestrian knocked over by the vehicle.


The scene outside estate agency Murray & Currie was strewn with debris including one of the taxi’s rear doors, which had been removed by emergency services at the scene.

Murray & Currie’s branch frontage was hit with considerable force by the taxi, the front of which was seriously damaged during the incident. The crash caused significant traffic jams in the busy area after part of Queen Street was closed for several hours.

None of the estate agent’s branch staff are believed to have been injured during the incident.

August 21, 2019

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