Nova Scotia

Taxi crash kills passenger in Halifax

A 67-year-old man was killed Friday night in a two-car accident in Halifax.

A 67-year-old man was killed Friday night in a two-car accident in Halifax.

Halifax Regional Police Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hernden said the head-on collision between a taxi and a car happened at about 9 p.m. on Barrington Street under the A. Murray MacKay Bridge.

According to witnesses, a vehicle travelling south on Barrington Street collided with a vehicle travelling north.

The taxi was carrying two men in their 60s, the other was driven by a 35-year-old man with no passengers.

The taxi's passenger died in hospital and the driver, a 61-year-old man, was treated in hospital and was released.

The 35-year-man is in intensive care in hospital.

"From what I understand, upon our arrival there were a number of civilian individuals who were trying to assist at the scene," said Hernden. "The driver that was trapped in his vehicle in the southbound lane took some work by the fire service to remove him from the car."

Hernden said he didn't know if the passenger was wearing a seatbelt.

There's no word on the cause of the accident.  

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