Thursday, January 18, 2007

Two mini-bus taxi's collide in Salt River

By Nadia Samie
18 January 2007

Mid-morning traffic was brought to a standstill in Victoria Road, Salt River today after two mini-bus taxis collided at the corner of Dickens Street.

It appears as though one of the taxi’s (CA 822 467) was slowing on the side of the road to off-load passengers when the second taxi (CA 141 543) slammed into it at about 11AM.

Bystanders say they saw the driver of the taxi registered CA 141 543, that caused the accident, jump out of his vehicle and run down the road, where he was seen getting into another taxi headed towards the Cape Town CBD.

Metro ambulances and ER24 rescue personnel were on the scene shortly after the accident occurred to assist passengers. The driver of the first taxi had to be cut out of the vehicle by emergency workers, using Jaws of Life, as a fire engine truck blocked the road off to traffic.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of the driver of the white mini-bus taxi, registration number CA 141 543, is asked to contact Crime-Stop on 08600 10111.


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