Taxi ‘dumped’ blind woman

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A BLIND pas­sen­ger claims a taxi driver de­lib­er­ately “dumped” her in the wrong place, mocked her dis­abil­ity and tried to over­charge her.

Lisa Med­gett, 42, says the driver told her: “It is your fault you can’t see”, and taunted her for not recog­nis­ing land­marks.

He then dropped her in Down­ham, Kent, two miles from Brom­ley, where she’d asked him take her.

Lisa said: “He was re­ally abu­sive, mak­ing fun, say­ing ‘You should be able to point things out’.”

She claims the driver wanted to charge £50 in­stead of the agreed £9.

Lisa stepped out of the taxi af­ter be­ing told she had ar­rived in Brom­ley. Luck­ily a Good Sa­mar­i­tan ex­plained she was in Down­ham and helped her.

The man­ager of the driver’s firm, Sure Cars, blamed mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion and said Ms Med­gett has been fully re­im­bursed.

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