Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seven people injured in Tokai collision

Loyiso Langeni
29 July 2014

An accident this morning on Tokai Road in the Western Cape has left seven people injured. 

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the taxi and truck stationed in the middle of the road.

He explained that one of the injured, a woman in her 40s, was trapped inside the taxi and the seven other occupants of the taxi sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

“Provincial services used jaws-of-life equipment to free the patient in a 30-minute rescue.

He explained that once the patient was freed, all the patients were treated for their injuries and transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.” Meiring added.

This is after a taxi collided with a truck.  The exact details of the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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