Child aged six suffers head injuries

2011-04-14 00:00

NINE people were injured after a taxi and two light vehicles collided at the intersection of the R56 and Murray Road just outside Pietermaritzburg yesterday afternoon.

Among the injured is a six-year-old who suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition.

“The taxi was found lying on its roof and two light motor vehicles were found a few metres away. Patients were found seated on the grass verge and seven schoolchildren were among the injured with minor cuts and bruises,” said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

Two adults also suffered minor injuries from the collision.

The injured passengers were taken to Edendale Hospital for further medical care.

“It is unclear who was at fault in this accident, but poor visibility from the flash storm may have been the reason for the accident,” Banks said.

The paramedics said the road was like a river when they arrived on the scene. — WR.

 

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