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