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#983334 - 13th Sep 2015 5:02pm Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral)
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A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after a collision with a taxi in Merseyside.
The rider was taken to hospital following the collision at 05:00 BST on the junction of Allport Road and Bridle Road in Wirral.
Police said the taxi driver was shaken but not injured, and is "cooperating fully".
Motorists have been advised to avoid the scene and the slip road from New Chester Road into Allport Road.

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#983396 - 13th Sep 2015 9:36pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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So sad & condolences to the riders family. At 5am when the roads are quiet every taxi driver think they're nigel mansell and don't seem to care for other road users. I can honestly say that from experience of being a driver (picking girlfriend and her friends up from town), cyclist (off work, emergency trip to 24hr tesco), pedestrian (walking home from a friends house) and taxi user (when i'm a little drunk on my way home from town)

It would not surprise me at all if the taxi driver is completely in the wrong and the motorcyclist was just unfortunate. I could however be wrong...

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#983400 - 13th Sep 2015 9:59pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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He lived behind me,a quiet unassuming young man like his parents loved his bikes, everyone is devastated he was only 17, his parents are away on holiday and on there way back,Thoughts go out to all there family and biker friends,very sad indeed.

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#983409 - 13th Sep 2015 11:25pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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another bikeing tragedy. The guy in oxton who only had his bike 2 hours and was killed on it.
I do the school crossings there sometimes. It has traffic lights.

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#983531 - 14th Sep 2015 9:48pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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Drove past there today. Lots of floral tributes tied to the old sign post. Police have marked on the road what looks like the line of travel plus a rather large macabre oval shape--which I would like to think was just the final position of the motor bike. Bit disconcerting for family and relatives if they visited to lay flowers.
So sad

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#1001086 - 12th Feb 2016 11:49pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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Still hitting the papers--for all the wrong reasons. Some heartless soul tearing down the wayside tributes telling the grieving family to get on with their lives.

Interesting in this weeks paper --taxi "would have failed an MOT and was probably speeding a little according to taxi driver and passenger, also passenger said bike came through red traffic light"
Family thinking of suing taxi driver arguing that he shouldn't have been on the road and the accident wouldn't have happened if taxi had not been speeding. Can see their argument especially the speed and timing of the accident. Police didn't think they were contributing factors. Taxi had an MOT and like many of us drive around till the next test when it fails.

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#1001093 - 13th Feb 2016 8:41am Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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The problem with an Mot is it is only a statement of the condition of the vehicle at the time of the test.

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#1001094 - 13th Feb 2016 8:56am Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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As the taxi was road legal, I don't see any grounds for the family to sue the taxi driver. If anything the taxi driver has a more valid case to sue the family if the passenger is correct and their son went through a red light.

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#1001101 - 13th Feb 2016 9:26am Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: ludwigvan]
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I'am not sure but don't taxis have to have checks or MOT's every six months?

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#1001106 - 13th Feb 2016 9:58am Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: casper]
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Originally Posted By: casper
I'am not sure but don't taxis have to have checks or MOT's every six months?

only when they reach a certain age.

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#1001120 - 13th Feb 2016 11:43am Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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Regardless of MOT or not, its just another grounds\excuse for what happened.
just because a car has no MOT it does not have anything to do with the accident, it drives, it stops, that is all.
An MOT is just a bit of useless paper, does not mean to say the car is roadworthy.
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#1001139 - 13th Feb 2016 2:14pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: Mark]
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I am sure but rules may have changed. If a driver is over the legal drink drive limit and in an accident then responsibility is on them regardless of how accident occurred.

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#1001185 - 13th Feb 2016 7:18pm Re: Taxi Collision : Motorcyclist dies (Wirral) [Re: casper]
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Originally Posted By: casper
I'am not sure but don't taxis have to have checks or MOT's every six months?
Taxis have a more thorough MOT test even private hire.In Wirral a private hire can only be used up to 8 yrs old but if the car is still in good condition it can be used longer but has to be tested every 6 months.I think this is still the case my ex used to taxi & he was on the licensing panel& I think he got them to bring that ruling in.
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