Taxi driver feared the worst after discovering injured teen lying in Dundee street

Police at the scene in Adelaide Place.

A Dundee taxi driver has told how she found a teenager lying in the street with serious injuries.

Police Scotland are investigating after the 17-year-old male was found with “unexplained” head injuries at Adelaide Place, in the Law area of the city.

He is currently in Ninewells Hospital and police are still trying to establish the cause of his injuries.

Speaking to the Tele, a local taxi driver revealed she had found the teenager “unresponsive” on Saturday morning.

She called the emergency services and then looked on as paramedics battled to save him.

She added: “I had a fare from Drummond Street to Charleston Drive at 5.10am — it was my first fare of the day.

“I was coming along Adelaide Place and I saw something on the road in front of me.

“At first I thought it was a pile of rubbish but then I put the full beams on and realised it was a body.

“It was a man and he was lying face down on the road. My whole body was trembling.

“I don’t know how long he had been there. It could have been hours. One of his shoes was lying beside him on the road.

“My heart was beating really fast — it isn’t something you can ever prepare yourself for.”

The driver, who asked not to be named, said she then called the emergency services and paramedics arrived at the scene a short time later.

She added: “They said that he might have been hit by a car but there was no traffic about.

“There were no cars or anything like that.

“When they first got to him, they cut his hoodie off.

“One of the other paramedics went and got a neck brace from the ambulance.

“Then I saw them cutting his clothes right up the back. It was horrifying to see that kind of thing happening in front of you.”

The taxi driver said she was asked to attend police headquarters in Bell Street.

Officers visited her home on Tuesday, where she gave her statement.

Detective Inspector Keith Duncan appealed for members of the public with information to contact the police.

He said: “Inquiries are ongoing about how this man came to be injured.

“We are asking that anyone who has information gets in touch with us.

“The injured man was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a dark grey hooded top.

“Anyone who saw him in the area is asked to contact police officers on 101, quoting incident number 1072 of 23/12.”

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