20 June 2015
At least four people were
killed and eight others were left in a critical condition after a taxi
overturned on thr3 R103 near Diana Street in Vosloorus this morning.
ER24 spokesperson Werner
Vermaak said paramedics from numerous services arrived on the accident where
they found occupants of a taxi scattered across the road.
It is understood that the
occupants were ejected when the driver of the taxi allegedly lost control over
the vehicle and it overturned multiple times.
Vermaak said, paramedics found
that four people sustained fatal injuries and there was nothing they can do for
Eight people including two
children believed to be 8 and 9 years old, were critically injured.
Vermaak added that, ER24’s
medical helicopter along with another medical helicopter was called to airlift
the two injured children from the scene.
Majority of the critically
injured patients sustained severe fractures and suspected head injuries.
Vermaak said, it is understood
that, at least 18 people were in the taxi at the time of the collision.
Patients were later
transported to various hospitals for further treatment.
The exact cause to the
incident is not yet known and will be investigated by the local authorities.
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