Two dead as car crashes into taxi in Glasgow

TWO men have died as their car collided with a taxi and crashed into a tree on the southside of Glasgow.
The car collided with a taxi. Picture: Russ LondonThe car collided with a taxi. Picture: Russ London
The car collided with a taxi. Picture: Russ London

Their Honda Civic was in the crash with a Hackney taxi in Hillington shortly after midnight.

It resulted in both vehicles leaving the road, with the Honda hitting a tree and the taxi crashing into a fence.

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A 23-year-old man driving the Civic and his 25-year-old passenger both died at the scene.

The driver of the taxi, a 56-year-old man, was uninjured while his 44-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries and was treated at the nearby Southern General Hospital.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal and police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

The accident happened on the A736 Hillington Road, south-east of its junction with Deanside Road in Renfrew.

Sergeant Jo McPherson, of the divisional road policing unit in Glasgow, said: “Although this crash happened in the early hours of this morning, this is a busy junction and I am sure there would have been a number of other vehicles on the road who saw what happened.”