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Taxi driver has a seizure, girl jumps to safety

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jan 29 2014 09:19:57 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2014 11:09:51 PM CST
REDDING, Calif -

An 11-year-old girl in Redding had to jump out of a moving taxi after the driver had a seizure and lost control.

11-year old Haley White said she was in shock that the cab ended up in the oncoming lanes of traffic.

White said her first thought was to jump out so that she wouldn't get hit.

She takes a taxi cab home from school every day since her mother doesn't have a car.

White said she noticed something different in the driver, as the taxi started drifting.

“He started to step on the gas pedal and he wouldn't talk to me, he just started to move really fast and he was shaking and I just didn't know what to do so I jumped out,” said White.

Redding police said the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center.