Police were involved in the crash in which a mother of three had to fight for life and TEN others were injured
Police are investigating whether officers may have played a role in a horrific car accident that injured ten people and forced a young mother to fight for life after being thrown from a maxi taxi.
Tamika Wever, 24, suffered horrific head injuries when the taxi she was in was hit by another car in Edgeworth near Newcastle, 100 miles north of Sydney, on Friday.
She was on her way home from the pub with friends when a Holden Statesman full of teenagers allegedly drove through a red light and hit the cab on Friday night.
It has since been revealed that a police crew had witnessed the Statesman leave a gas station on Main Road.
A police statement revealed that the crew immediately performed a U-turn to follow it due to the manner of driving just before the crash.
Tamika Wever, 24, suffered serious head injuries when the taxi she was in was hit by another car in Edgeworth near Newcastle, 100 miles north of Sydney
She was on her way home from the pub with friends when a Holden Commodore full of teenagers allegedly drove through a red light and hit the taxi on Friday night.
Police have now started a ‘critical incident’ investigation to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the crash.
The 17-year-old P-plate driver of the Commodore is facing 15 charges after being subjected to a roadside breath test and reportedly returned a positive result.
He was taken to hospital under police guard, where he underwent mandatory tests.
The teen has since been charged with 15 offenses, including dangerous driving resulting in serious injury, negligent driving, driving while disqualified and failing to stop at a red light.
A recording of the Triple 0 call at night revealed the ambulance crews of the massacre when they arrived at the scene.
Maxi taxi on the side at least three possible four people inside. One person on the road was breathing extremely shallow and lost a lot of blood, ”the operator said.
A mother of three fights for her life after being thrown from a maxi taxi in terrible car accident
A recording of the Triple 0 call at night revealed the paramedics of the massacre when they arrived at the scene
‘We’re going to load and go. She is critical, badly unconscious, with a major brain injury. Have everyone come for the other sources, ”a male operator said after arriving.
Paramedics treated 11 people for various injuries, all of which were transferred to John Hunter Hospital, with most of the passengers in the Commodore having minor injuries.
The taxi driver, a 46-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were seriously injured, while three other taxi passengers – men aged 28, 35 and 47 – suffered minor injuries.
A number of locals rushed to help after being awakened by the loud crash.
‘Just kicked the back window of the maxi taxi, got the other two guys out,’ said Nick Dupont Nine news.
He said the Commodore’s passengers appeared to have been traumatized by the accident. One of them was only 14 years old.
The young mother was on her way home from the pub with friends when a Holden Commodore reportedly ran a red light and hit the taxi on Friday night
Meanwhile, friends and relatives of Mrs. Weaver pray that she will wake up.
Her cousin Charlii Croese wrote a heartfelt tribute to her ‘best friend and rock’ on social media.
‘We all want you to please wake up, your babies need you. we all need you, ”she wrote.
‘I held your hand today and kissed you, I told you how much we all need you and how much I love you. You are the strongest person I know and if anyone can do this, they can. ‘
While another friend revealed her devastation when she shared the concerns, she may not survive her critical injuries.
“Tamika’s chances of survival are extremely low … this is awful,” she wrote.
Her cousin Charlii Croese wrote a heartfelt tribute to her ‘best friend and rock’ on social media
A GoFundMe was started by Ms. Weaver’s family friend Angie Smalley, who described the mother as a ‘loving, kind, fun soul’.
‘With serious brain damage Tamika fights for her life… she is in critical condition with injuries so dire that I should not expect to recognize my beautiful friend’s face when I visit her, ”wrote Mrs. Smalley.
‘Tamika is a young wonderful mother who always puts her babies first, always smiles, she is funny with an absolutely soft soul that didn’t deserve this today.’
Dylan, a hardworking, loving fiancée of Tamika, was also injured in the accident and in hospital.
“Which means their three sons are loved and cared for by their relatives, without knowing why their mom and dad aren’t coming home and haven’t been home for days.”