Saturday, December 19, 2009

15 people injured as two taxis overturn

By Nomava Nobumba
19 December 2009

Fifteen people have been injured after two taxis overturned this morning.

A minibus taxi which was travelling in the direction of Mitchells Plain overturned on the R300, near Van Riebeeck Road injuring ten people.

In another incident a minibus taxi overturned on Francie Van Zijl Road, near Connaught Road, in Parow Valley, leaving five people injured.

ER24 spokesperson Tristan Wadely said all the victims were taken to hospital.

“The injured sustained minor to moderate injuries were taken by ER24 and Metro EMS ambulances to Delft Day Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital for further treatment,” he said.

Wadely said the second accident occurred just less than two hours after the first one.

For the first incident it is unknown what caused the accident, however, on the second one it is alleged that the right rear wheel of the taxi came loose and caused it to overturn.


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