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Life lost over a $43 cab fare?
Forensic experts are examining a taxi after a passenger died in Sydney's west following an alleged argument over an unpaid cab fare. Stuart Bocking discusses the horrific case of a life lost over a $43 fare.
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Do we need to introduce pre-paid taxi fares? Stuart Bocking discusses the idea following the death of John Brown, with Michael Jools, President of the Australian Taxi Driver’s Association.
Police are hoping CCTV footage from a taxi will shed light on the death of a man during a dispute with the driver in western Sydney.
John Brown, a 49-year-old grandfather from Lalor Park, died after suffering head injuries on Small Street at Marayong just after 5pm on Monday.
Inspector Phil Brooks said Mr Brown caught a taxi from Marayong to Blacktown earlier in the day, before returning to Marayong in the afternoon.
According to a News Limited report, Mr Brown had gone to Blacktown to sell his laptop to a local shop, but it was closed so he asked the driver to go back to his son's home in Marayong.
The partner of Mr Brown's son - named only as Brooke - said a dispute arose after he was unable to pay the $43 cab fare.
"I came out and I said to the taxi driver, 'Can we just ring the police and sort something out?', and he just refused and drove off," she told Macquarie Radio.
But Insp Brooks said it was too early to say what had occurred and would not confirm if it involved a disagreement over the fare.
The 32-year-old male taxi driver attended Blacktown police station some time after the incident but after being questioned by officers was released without charge.
His taxi was seized for forensic and mechanical examination.
Insp Brooks said police were downloading footage from inside the taxi to determine the exact circumstances of the incident.
"This is a very sad and tragic event, a man has lost his life," he told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday.
At least eight members of Mr Brown's distraught family were gathered out the front of the Marayong home on Tuesday, but did not wish to comment. (AAP)
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