More than 20 fatal crashes involved a taxi in the Los Angeles area over the last eight years, according to a seven-month NBC Bay Area investigation showing a regulatory system where some taxi drivers break rules and are held unaccountable.
The crashes involved the deaths of 23 people, including eight taxi drivers, five taxi passengers, five people in other vehicles and five pedestrians, according to the data.
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On a single day, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit rode in 13 different taxis and pulled the records of each driver. Only two drivers on that day had clean driving records. Across all drivers, the Investigative Unit found 46 driving violations ranging from lack of registration to running red lights.
One driver had racked up nine violations over the past 18 months.
Below is a map of the locations of the deaths in the Los Angeles area: