Taxi driver charged after passenger falls out of taxi

A taxi driver who allegedly failed to stop when a passenger fell out of his cab has been charged.

The 30-year-old man was arrested at Campsie Police Station yesterday following an ongoing investigation.

Police say that around 3.30am on Saturday 6 May, a taxi picked up two passengers from outside a hotel in Pyrmont.


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After dropping one of the passengers off, the second passenger, a 25-year-old man reportedly fell out of the rear passenger door of the moving cab.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and render assistance to the man and drove from the scene.

A passing motorist stopped and contacted emergency services, who treated the man before taking him to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cab driver has since been charged with fail to stop after impact causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and fail to exchange particulars.

He is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 1 June.