Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Two killed, several injured in collision near Barberton

Oscar Thomas
30 December 2014

Two people died and several others were injured when a taxi driver apparently lost control of the vehicle on the R40 just outside Barberton last night.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said paramedics arrived at Saddleback Pass and found the taxi between 200 to 300 metres down an embankment. The taxi was found between two slopes.

Bodasing said two people were declared dead and one person was found in a critical condition.

Bodasing said two people sustained moderate injuries.

Bodasing said it is believed that they were ejected from the vehicle.

Bodasing said they were found on the slope about 100 metres between the road and taxi.

Bodasing said the taxi driver and five other patients sustained minor injuries.

Bodasing said patients were treated on scene and transported to a local hospital.

Bodasing said the exact cause of the collision is unknown.

“Local authorities were on scene Bodasing added.

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