Fifteen people were injured
this morning and one person left dead when a taxi overturned on the M1 after
Grayston Road in Sandton.
ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak
reported at approximately 6.30 am paramedics arrived on the scene where they
found the taxi lying in the highway. One
person was found with fatal injuries.
“Three people were found still
trapped inside of the taxi.” Vermaak explained.
It is understood that the taxi
apparently collided with a stationary vehicle on the highway which resulted in
the driver losing control of the vehicle.
The fifteen occupants of the
taxi were treated for various injuries ranging from cuts, bruises and possible
“The three occupants that were
trapped in the vehicle were quickly extricated by members of the Sandton Fire Department.” said Vermaak.
All of the injured patients
were transported to various hospitals in the vicinity for further medical care.
Sadly, one occupant from the taxi was found with fatal injuries and declared
dead on the scene.
Occupants from the stationary
vehicle were assessed by paramedics but found that they sustained no injuries. They
later declined to be transported to hospital.
Local authorities were on scene
for further investigation, Vermaak concluded.
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