Sunday, August 30, 2015

One man killed and 16 injured in taxi accident

Rentse Khiba
30 August 2015

One man has been killed and sixteen other injured this morning after a taxi left the M13 and collided with some trees in Shongweni area , Kwa-Zulu Natal.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said, ER24 paramedics along with other services arrived on the scene and found the taxi wedged up against some trees.

It is understood that the taxi had left the road and crashed through the roadside barrier, it then rolled down the embankment and come to rest against some trees.

On assessment, paramedics found that one passenger, a man in his 20’s, had sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

“Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead on the scene” Meiring added.

Sixteen other patients were found on the scene with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

Paramedics treated the patients for their injuries and thereafter transported them to nearby hospitals for further medical care.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations

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