Pupils injured in crash

2011-09-23 08:46

Sixteen schoolchildren were injured, some seriously, in a crash between a taxi and a car on the R56 Richmond Road in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, today, according to paramedics.

“The minibus was carrying the high school children aged between 13 and 18,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

The accident happened at around 7.30am.

All of the children were transported to nearby hospitals.

Passengers in the car were uninjured.

The driver of the taxi suffered minor injuries.

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