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Crash victim in urgent need of blood

A taxi driver involved in a head-on collision on West Bay Street on Wednesday is in urgent need of blood, his sister has confirmed.

Ashley Symonette was traveling east along West Bay Street around 2:30 p.m. when witnesses said he swerved into the westbound lane. He hit a white delivery truck near the Caves.

Symonette was hanging from one of the taxi’s doors, trapped by the leg, whenThe Nassau Guardianarrived at the scene of the accident.

He was removed by emergency response personnel and transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital(PMH)via ambulance.

Symonette’s sister, Audrey Symonette-Demeritte, said yesterday that her brother suffered a stroke while driving, leading him to crash into the truck.

As a result of the crash, Symonette-Demeritte said her brother sustained multiple fractures to the right arm and leg.

Symonette has been detained at PMH’s Intensive Care Unit and is in need of O positive blood, Symonette-Demeritte confirmed.

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