Taxi driver who spoke to man moments before collision is urged to come forward by police
A TAXI driver who is thought to have spoken to a 21-year-old pedestrian moments before a collision is being urged to get in touch with police.
The pedestrian remains in a serious condition after the late-night collision with a black Skoda in Swansea.
It happened at the Fabian Way-Port Tennant Road junction on Saturday at around 11.15pm.
Officers believe that the driver of a white Skoda-style taxi travelling towards the city centre stopped at the traffic light junction and talked to the pedestrian, who was leaning against a roadside cabinet.
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Not long afterwards, the 21-year-old was seriously hurt while crossing the carriageway.
The black Skoda involved was also heading towards the city centre.
Sergeant Rowan Moore of the roads policing department said: "We believe that the injured man was leaning against a roadside cabinet and was in conversation with a taxi driver just prior to the collision and we need this driver to come forward as soon as possible as we are trying to establish the movements of the pedestrian prior to him being knocked down.
"I would urge this taxi driver or anyone who can help us to identify him to come forward as soon as possible."
The injured man was taken to the University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff, where his condition was described as serious.
Fabian Way is the main east-west gateway into Swansea.
It is a very busy road and a number of fatal accidents have taken place there over the years.
Four people have died in Fabian Way in separate incidents since 2009.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or 01656 655555, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.