Friday, February 09, 2007

Good samaritan counts cost

A taxi driver who allowed three car crash victims to shelter in his cab was shocked when rescuers destroyed his cab to 'free' them.

Peter Andersson, 45, from Lulea in Sweden, said: "They had a few cuts and bruises and I let them shelter in my cab. They looked worse than they were.

"I went off to look at the wreck and when the firemen turned up, they pulled out hydraulic metal cutters and sliced the side off the cab.

"They said it meant they could get the people out without them having to bend too much, in case of neck injuries, they didn't realise they only had to open the door."

The taxi driver is now in dispute with his insurance company, who do not believe his story over the reason for the £30,000 repair bill.

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