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Cab crashes into Delta Barrington hotel lobby after losing brakes

The taxi, a Ford Taurus, ended up lodged halfway into the lobby doors, with the other half of the vehicle sticking out onto the sidewalk.
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A taxicab crashed into the lobby doors of a downtown Halifax hotel on Thursday evening after the brakes failed.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. at the Delta Barrington hotel, at 1875 Barrington St.

The cab driver, 54, from Dartmouth, "had just dropped off a fare in the downtown area and was proceeding north on Barrington Street when he reported he lost his brakes," Halifax Regional Police said in a news release. "The driver attempted to slow down by aiming for a post in the area, but he crashed into the hotel lobby doors. The driver was not injured, nor was his small dog that was riding with him."

The taxi, a Ford Taurus, ended up lodged halfway into the lobby doors, with the other half of the vehicle sticking out onto the sidewalk.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.



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