23 March 2015
An accident earlier this morning left one person dead and thirteen
injured. This is after a taxi rear-ended a large bus on the N1 near the
The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject
of a police investigation.
Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with other services,
arrived on scene and found a large bus parked in the emergency lane of the
highway. A wrecked taxi lay between the centre mediums splitting the highways.
said on assessment, paramedics discovered the lifeless body of a woman in her
30s lying a few metres away from the taxi. Unfortunately she had already
succumbed to her severe injuries.
said 12 other patients were found scattered around the taxi while another man
was found trapped within the taxi. Three patients were found to be in a
critical condition while the remaining patients were found to have sustained
injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
said Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life and cut away the roof of the
taxi to free the trapped man.
authorities were on scene for further investigations” Meiring added.
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