Wednesday, September 28, 2011

15 injured in a taxi accident in Stellenbosch

By Khanyisa Tabata
28 September 2011

Fifteen people were left injured after being involved in a taxi accident on the R310 road in Stellenbosch.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser says events leading up to the collision are still unclear.

“When paramedics arrived on the scene they could see that the collision was severe with multiple scattered across the incident scene.

“Due the severity of the incident and the amount of casualties at the scene the ER24 Discovery Med copter was dispatched to the scene,” said Visser.

He adds that three occupants were found trapped under the wrecked minibus taxi with both of the legs of the taxi driver were entrapped under the vehicle.

“A pregnant female was entrapped under the vehicle. Both of the severely injured patients were extricated from under the vehicle before being transported to hospital,” said Visser.

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