29 April 2015
An accident this morning
involving a taxi between Vanguard Drive and Govan Mbeki Road in the Western
Cape left twenty-people injured.
It is believed that the taxi
collided with a pedestrian causing the taxi to roll.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel
Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with Life healthcare and Metro services,
arrived on the scene and found the taxi lying on its roof on the side of the
road. A centre medium barrier next to the taxi had been ripped from its
foundations and lay on the side of the road.
Meiring added that on
assessment of the scene, paramedics discovered that 19 people were travelling
in the taxi when the collision occurred. At least five of the occupants had
been ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
“Three patients, a man and two
woman, lay next to the taxi in a critical condition while seventeen others were
scattered around the scene, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate. One
of the critically injured patients was a pedestrian the taxi had collided with.
The pedestrian was found to have sustained serious injuries to her legs, waist
and chest.” Meiring said .
The exact details to the cause
of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.
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