Saturday, February 09, 2013

1 dies and 19 injured in accident


Athenkosi Mvane
09 February 2013


19 people were injured, and one person died in an accident this morning.

A minibus taxi overturned on the N1 near the Winelands region, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

Vermaak said when paramedics arrived at the scene; they found the taxi with severe mechanical damage.

It is understood that due to the damage, when the taxi overturned, the occupants were ejected from the vehicle Vermaak said.

“The nineteen people were treated on the scene, eleven of them sustaining minor injuries and the rest moderate; one person was found with fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene” Vermaak added.

Vermaak said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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