Was this taxi driver right to fine pregnant woman?
Now this story has taken me by surprise today and I’d love to hear your views on the topic since the opinions are so split!
Basically a woman gave birth in the back of a taxi and has now been faced with a fine for the clean up from the driver!
Karolina Dabrowska, 36, had son Sebastian in the vehicle and even posed for pictures with her baby on the back seat.
But they were left speechless when dad Matthew Errington, 43, was asked by the driver to be paid a fee for clearing up.
Matthew claims the driver banged on the ambulance doors and demanded he either clean up himself or hand over cash.
Koralina’s husband Matthew told ITV News: ‘She said the baby’s coming, we need to stop. So we pulled over. I dialled 999 for an ambulance and ran into the hotel.
There was a doctor in there and two minutes later my son was born in the back of the taxi.
My baby came out with his cord wrapped around his neck and at that point the taxi driver starts asking me for money.
I said my son’s not breathing leave me alone. The doctor came out and saved my son’s life.
Everybody was so helpful, however the taxi driver saying, ‘How am I going to get my taxi clean?’
I got my son breathing and he is still asking for money.’
I can’t even begin to imagine this woman’s distress, but opinions are mixed. On the one hand readers of the news story agree that the driver would need some compensation as it is his business, but what do you think?