Taxi driver convoy pays tribute to one of their own
A CONVOY of taxi drivers drove through Carmarthen in tribute to one of their own who died in a crash last month.
Peter Morgan Salmon, from Kidwelly, who worked for Paul’s Taxis in the town and had been a taxi driver for 25 years, was killed in the early hours of Sunday, August 12.
He was travelling home when his silver Toyota Avensis was in collision with a grey Volvo at 6.10am.
Mr Salmon, who was 64 and has since been described as “the nicest person you could ask to meet”, suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead later that morning in hospital.
The news shook the taxi industry in Carmarthenshire, given Mr Salmon’s popularity among his peers.
On Saturday night, every taxi in town met at the same place at the same time, and set off in union to salute their friend.
Aaron Haughey, who runs A&E Taxis in Carmarthen said: “I thought it would be a nice gesture so I put something on Facebook asking people to get together and thousands of people saw the post; it was so nice to see that so many people cared for Peter. He was such a nice man.”