A Wagga maxi-taxi filled with passengers failed to stop after hitting a blue sedan on Gurwood Street and then proceeded to hit a white ute outside of the Commercial Club this afternoon.
Emergency services are attending the scene, which occurred at about 4.30pm, outside of the Commercial Club and opposite Woolworths, where the taxi has pulled up.
No one has been injured, but at this stage the cause is unknown.
Andrew Parkinson, from Cootamundra, was the driver of the ute and said he is shaken-up from the ordeal.
“I was heading down Gurwood Street and I heard a noise behind me and this taxi has hit the little blue car and I looked in my mirror and saw him pull over, and the next time I turn to my mirror the taxi was right behind me.
“It just plowed into me and didn’t stop, he was pushing me down the road.
“I’m shaken-up, but I’m OK.”
The ute attempted to swerve from the taxi but hit the curb and knocking a parking sign outside the Commercial Club.
Inside the taxi were a group of about five passengers heading to a Christmas party, which was driven by a male.
“We were driving in the taxi going to the RSL Club and then the driver missed the turn and ran into two cars on the way, and he failed to respond or stop when we were asking for him to pull over, which he eventually did,” a female passenger said.
“We didn’t know what was happening, but we were terrified.”
Another passenger in the taxi said he had “no idea” what was going to happen as the driver was not responding.
“He wouldn’t respond to our calls to stop and he kept going faster and faster, but luckily no one was injured,” he said.
Witnesses said it looked like speed was a contributor to the crash.
The Wagga Police were unable to give any more details or confirmation about a separate taxi crash on Fernleigh Road this afternoon.