Two seriously hurt after alleged impaired driver crashes into taxi

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HALIFAX - Police in Halifax are investigating after an alleged impaired driver crashed head-on into a taxi today, sending two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the suburb of Dartmouth.

They say the taxi was stopped at Pleasant Street facing north bound when a BMW Sedan whipped around the corner from Portland Street and attempted to turn right, but crashed into the cab.

The driver of the taxi, a 58-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A 32-year-old woman, one of six occupants of the BMW, also received serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged and police say the 29-year-old driver of the BMW was arrested at the scene for impaired driving causing bodily harm.

A section of Pleasant Street was shut down Sunday as police investigated.

Organizations: BMW

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Pleasant Street, Dartmouth Portland Street

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