At 2:30 a.m. this morning (March 17), police responded to Pleasant Street near Portland Street, Dartmouth, to a report of a head-on collision.
A 58-year old-female taxi driver who was the sole occupant of her vehicle was stopped at Pleasant Street facing north bound. A BMW sedan with six occupants came speeding around the corner attempting to turn right onto Pleasant street from Portland. The BMW struck the Impala Taxi head on. Both vehicles sustained major damages. The 29-year-old driver of the BMW was arrested at the scene for impaired driving causing bodily harm. He remains in police custody. The remaining five occupants of the BMW were adults.
A 32-year-old female who was a rear passenger received serious but not believed to be life threatening injuries, she remains in hospital. The female taxi driver also received serious but not believed to be life threatening injuries, she also remains in hospital.
Pleasant Street between Portland and St. Georges Lane was temporarily shut down as accident investigators checked out the scene.