Beyonce’s lucky escape in London taxi smash

Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 16:35 PM IST

London: American singer Beyonce Knowles had a lucky escape when she opened her car door and it was ripped off its hinges by a London taxi.

Beyonce with hubby Jay-Z was about to step out of the car and enter Harrods for some quick shopping.

The black cab missed the 28-year-old singer by inches before hitting her Mercedes.

“It was terrifying to watch. It all happened so quickly, the taxi came out of nowhere,” The Sun quoted a source as saying.

“She seemed very shaken and was lucky to be alive. A couple of seconds difference and God knows what could have happened,” the source added.

Beyonce was on a romantic evening with rapper Jay-Z.

The couple was heading to a swanky Japanese restaurant Zuma in Knightsbridge for dinner when she decided to go to Harrods.