Easter death toll rises
By Mishkah Anthony
12 April 2009
Forty-eight people have died in road accidents since the beginning of the Easter weekend, the Department of Transport reported yesterday
It has been reported that 13 drivers, 19 passengers and 16 pedestrians are among those who lost their lives.
In another incident in Cape town Ten people were hurt in two separate taxi accidents during the course of yesterday.
The first accident involved a Isuzu bakkie and a Toyota Hi Ace taxi on Blaauwberg Road in the direction of the beach front near the Koeberg Road intersection in Table View.
Six people were injured in the accident and taken to various surrounding hospitals by ER24 and Metro EMS ambulances.
The second accident happened on Durban Road in Bellville at the bridge over the N1, in the direction of Voortrekker Road.
ER24 spokesperson Tristad Wadeley said four people were injured, of which three people sustained minor injuries and one person was in a moderate condition, after a Volkswagen Polo and a Toyota Quantum collided.
“When paramedics arrived they found the taxi lying on it's right side facing oncoming traffic.”
The four patients were all taken by ER24ambulances to various nearby hospitals.