Toronto cabbie alleges Uber driver ran stop sign that led to crash

WATCH ABOVE: A Toronto cab driver claims the actions of an Uber driver led to their collision.

TORONTO – A crash between a taxi cab and an Uber car left passengers from both vehicles with minor injuries overnight.

The collision happened around 3 a.m. at the corner of King Street and Princess Street.

The Diamond Taxi driver alleges the Uber driver ran a stop sign and crashed into his vehicle.

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“My observation is she didn’t stop on the stop sign. She ran over the stop sign. The speed was definitely more than 50 because she didn’t stop on the stop sign,” said Diamond Taxi driver Abdul Khaliq Khan.

“The problem is basically they don’t have experience. They want to work as a taxi driver but they can’t.”

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Two passengers went to hospital with minor injuries. There’s no word yet if any charges will be laid.

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The collision occurred as hearings continue today for a permanent court injunction on Uber operations in Toronto.

Uber says it is connecting passengers and drivers and is not subject to the city’s bylaws, arguing it is simply a communications company.

Taxi drivers have been vocal in their opposition to Uber, and roughly 500 staged a noisy protest outside Toronto City Hall on Monday morning.

With a file from The Canadian Press

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