An accident this morning on the N2 Raapenberg
road in Cape Town left 2 people dead and 22 others injured after two taxis
collided each other.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring
said when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found two wrecked taxis lying
in the middle of the road. A third taxi lay in the river a few metres away from
Meiring added that on assessment,
paramedics discovered two bodies trapped inside the taxi that lay in the river.
A third body lay floating a few metres away from the taxi. Unfortunately all
three patients had already succumbed to their severe injuries.
He emphasized that 22 other patients
were found scattered around on scene, their injuries ranging from minor to
“Paramedics began their treatment of
the patients, providing some of the patients with advanced life support
interventions. Once treated, all the patients were transported by ambulance to
various facilities including Groote Schuur Hospital for further observations. ”
Exact details to the cause of the
collision will remain the subject of a police investigation.
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