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WATCH: Taxi driver runs over passenger then hits barrier

/ 05:16 PM December 01, 2019
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A taxi driver, who was arguing with his passengers, ran a man over with his taxi before hitting a barrier in Kyushu, Japan. The incident happened around 5 a.m. on Nov. 22.

One passenger got out of the vehicle while shouting at the driver as per Hachima Kikou via Sora News 24, today, Dec. 1. He then stood in front of the car. Meanwhile, another man was trying to get in the backseat.

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The taxi driver (unnamed in the report, as with the victim) suddenly stepped on the gas and accelerated ahead, ramming the first passengers with the taxi for a couple of meters while the door at the backseat was still swaying open. The second passenger fell back on the seat while the taxi sped ahead. A third man could also be seen chasing after the cab.

A few seconds later, the car hit a temporary wall a few meters ahead, shocking civilians in the scene.

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The whole incident was captured on video and uploaded on Twitter by one @conishirin on Nov. 22.

None of the men were severely injured in the incident, as per report. The authorities are also looking into its exact cause. Cha Lino/JB

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