12 people were injured this morning after a taxi
collided with a barrier and rolled on the N3 Highway near the Gilloolys
intersection in Johannesburg.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24
paramedics, along with other services, arrived on scene to find the wrecked
vehicle lying on its side near the barrier.
Occupants from the vehicle were found lying in two
lanes of the road. On assessment, paramedics discovered that 12 people were
injured in the collision, one of them critically.
Paramedics immediately began their treatment of the
patients while metro services began closing off some of the lanes of the
Meiring said treatment and advance life support interventions
were performed on the critically injured taxi driver to stabilise his vital
He said once treated, the patient was airlifted by
the ER24 Helicopter to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.
He added that the remaining patients on scene were
treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to nearby facilities for
The cause of the collision is not yet known but
local authorities were on scene for further investigations, Meiring concluded.
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