Taxi driver con­voy pays trib­ute to one of their own

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

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.”

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