Friday, December 26, 2014

Taxi collision leaves two dead and many injured

Oscar Thomas
26 December 2014

A taxi traveling on the N1 towards Polokwane was involved in a collision in which two people died just after the Hammanskraal off ramp.

The collision allegedly occured when the two front tyres of the taxi burst, the driver alledgedly lost control and the taxi flipped into the oncoming traffic lane.

ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said one person, a male, was ejected from the taxi and sustained fatal injuries.

Vermaak said a female patient was declared dead when she reached the Jubilee Hospital in Hammanskraal.

Vermaak said approximately eighteen other people sustained minor to moderate injuries including a small child of approximately two years old.

Vermaak said Paramedics treated and transported the patients to various hospitals including Jubilee Hospital for further treatment.


“Authorities were on scene for further investigation Vermaak added.

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