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Taxi driver stripped of licence after crash with cyclist is caught on camera

A driver has lost his licence to drive a taxi in North West Leicestershire. Credit: North West Leicestershire District Council

A taxi driver who was on the wrong side of the road when he hit a cyclist and drove away without stopping has been stripped of his licence.

The footage captured on the headcam of cyclist Dylan May shows the taxi turn onto Gutteridge Street in Coalville on the wrong side of the road, in the early hours of Friday 11 January.

The collision left Mr May with injuries to his right arm, shoulder and elbow, and caused significant damage to the bike.

The driver of the taxi failed to stop and North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) launched an investigation.

  • Footage from North West Leicestershire District Council

The taxi driver initially chose to blame the cyclist, saying he had been in the middle of the road.

He only admitted to being at fault and driving away from the scene after being shown the footage.

The District Council has revoked the drivers' licence.

Taxi driving is a profession and we’re delighted that the majority of drivers in North West Leicestershire have very high standards and integrity. This driver though clearly lacked both and is no longer licensed to work in our district. We want people to feel confident and safe when they use taxis.

– Councillor Alison Smith MBE

The victim, Mr May, said: “I still now can’t believe somebody would collide with a cyclist and just drive off, especially a so-called professional taxi driver."