Elderly woman struck by speeding taxi on Regent St

Quick thinking by public-spirited citizens last evening thwarted an attempt by a taxi driver to flee the scene after he had struck down an elderly woman on Regent Street.

A crowd surrounded the taxi, HC 8888, after the driver was brought back to the scene where he had knocked down an elderly woman at around 6:30 pm, at the intersection of Regent and Wellington streets.

According to information reaching Stabroek News, the elderly woman was attempting to cross from the southern side of Regent Street when the car, a white Toyota 212, which was proceeding east along Regent Street, at a high rate of speed, struck her down…..