Taxi driver lost in tragic accident

Jul 17 2016

Taxi driver Dilwar Shah Gardezi, 32, died when a car smashed into the driver's side of his taxi just before 5am on Saturday.  Public details of the circumstances of the crash are still limited.

The Victoria Police Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses.  Investigators would like to speak to any witnesses or anyone who spoke to the occupants of the vehicles involved in the collision.  Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or they can file a confidential report at

The driver of the Hyundai, a 33-year-old Oakleigh woman, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Victorian Taxi Association, on behalf of the Victorian taxi industry, would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Gardezi. We understand provsion has been made for the collection of money to support the return of his body to his family in India with collection tins available at Melrose Cafe, Capital Taxis, Taxilink and Eastmoor taxis with more to be placed at networks throughout Melbourne.

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