Taxi Crashes After Driver Attacked by Passenger - NECN
Maine

Maine

The latest news from around the state

Taxi Crashes After Driver Attacked by Passenger

The taxi driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Taxi Crashes After Driver Attacked by Passenger
    WCSH

    Authorities continue to investigate a weekend assault on a Portland, Maine, cab driver that caused him to crash into a tree.

    Police say the driver picked up a fare on Forest Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

    The passenger attacked the driver and demanded money, but the driver lost control and crashed into a tree.

    Police say the passenger and the cabbie got out of the vehicle and continued to fight. The fare drew a gun, but then ran off.

    The taxi driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital.

    The assailant was described a white male in his mid-20s with a shaved head and possibly a beard and mustache. There had been no arrests as of Sunday night.
     

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.