Friday, January 10, 2014

At taxi accident leaves eighteen people injured

Loyiso Langeni
10 January 2014

An accident involving two taxi’s this morning along the M25 in Durban has left eighteen people injured and four critically.

It is believed that two taxi's collided head-on resulting in several people being trapped inside the vehicles. 

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said three people were trapped in the wreckage and had to be ejected using the jaws of life.

“They were all stabilized on scene, one person was transported to Albert Luthuli hospital while the other three were transported by ambulances to various hospital for further treatment,” Botha added.

The exact details of the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation. 

Meanwhile in another accident a man was found dead this morning in Pinetown after the vehicle he was traveling in hit a pole and overturned resulting in it rolling down an embankment. 

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics were dispatched to the scene where they discovered a car lying on its roots.

"Upon the examination of the scene, they discovered the driver had been partially ejected from the vehicle, suffering major head injuries. Jaws of life had to be used to free the man from the wreckage,” Meiring added.

The cause of the incident is unknown and investigations are underway.

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