Woman is crushed between two cars in road rage horror crash yards from Buckingham Palace after getting out of her vehicle during confrontation with taxi driver who was then Tasered and arrested
- Footage shows woman stooped over on road while wedged between the cars
- An onlooker jumps into a light-blue Range Rover 4×4 and reverses to free her
- The woman was taken by ambulance to hospital where condition is not known
- Driver of black Mercedes was arrested for affray and is now in police custody
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Published: 02:11 BST, 12 August 2019 | Updated: 10:40 BST, 12 August 2019
A woman was left crushed between two cars in a horrific road rage crash just yards from Buckingham Palace last night after getting out of her vehicle during a confrontation with a minicab driver who was then Tasered and arrested.
Horrific footage shows the woman stooped over on the road while wedged between the two cars as police lead away a man in handcuffs, who is believed to be the taxi driver who ran into her.
A man is seen gesturing angrily and stamping his feet before someone jumps into one of the cars – a light-blue Range Rover Evoque – and reverses to free the woman, who crumples to the ground in pain as onlookers rush to help her.
The woman in her 40s had got out of the vehicle she was in during a ‘dispute’, before she is said to have been hit by the Range Rover as its driver tried to pull away.
Horrific footage shows the woman stooped over on the road while wedged between the two cars. She was freed after someone jumped into one of the cars – a blue 4×4 – and reversed it
Police set up a cordon on the busy road following the crash, which saw one man – believed to be the driver of the black Mercedes that hit the woman – Tasered and arrested
A map showing the crash site on Hyde Park corner, which connects to Buckingham Palace via Constitution Hill
The confrontation began at around 8.15pm and led to the woman stepping out onto the road before being hit by the other driver as he tried to get away, according to police.
This caused a fight which ended with the man – who drove a black Mercedes – being Tasered and arrested for affray.
The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance, where her condition is not yet known.
A second man subsequently complained of feeling unwell and was also taken to hospital. It is not clear whether he was injured in the fight.
Other pictures of the scene showed the black Mercedes positioned across one lane next to a double-decker bus.
Other pictures of the scene showed the black Mercedes positioned across one lane next to a double-decker bus
Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 and quote CAD 6953/11Aug. Pictured: A view of the crash site
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘At this early stage it is believed she was the occupant of a car who became involved in a dispute with another car.
‘She had got out of her car before being struck by the other car as it attempted to drive away.
‘An altercation occurred after the collision and one man – no further details – was arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.
‘He has been taken into police custody after a Taser was discharged during the arrest.’
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation or who has footage of the incident, including dashcam or mobile phone imagery, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD 6953/11Aug.
A police cordon on Hyde Park Corner – a busy roundabout in one of London’s tourist hotspots
Police lead away the suspect – believed to be the driver of the black Mercedes that hit the woman – before taking him into custody