Roughly 15 people were injured
this morning when two taxis collided at the Jan Smuts and Eton Road
intersection in Johannesburg.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring
said, ER24 paramedics along with other services responded through the early
morning traffics and on the arrival on scene they found the two taxi’s in the
middle of the road.
Meiring said, “Both taxi’s had
sustained a large amount of damage in the collision. On assessment, paramedics
found that roughly 15 patients had been injured in the collision. Two of the
patients were found to be in a critical condition.”
Rescue services had to use the
jaws-of-life equipment to free one of the drivers who was trapped in his
vehicle in a 30 minute operation.
Once freed, paramedics
immediately began their treatment and provided the two critically injured
patients with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the critically injured
patients were rushed through to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention.
“The remaining patients on scene
were found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. They were
treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to nearby facilities for further
observations.” Meiring added
The cause of the collision is not
yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigation.
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