Collision: eight children hurt in school taxi

2010-02-09 00:00

EIGHT schoolchildren were injured, three seriously, when the minibus taxi taking them to school collided with a bakkie at the intersection of Boom and Boshoff streets in Pietermaritzburg yesterday morning.

It is thought that the taxi turned across the path of the bakkie.

Jeff Wicks of Netcare911 said the injured were stabilised at the scene and taken to St Anne’s and Northdale hospitals.

In an accident in Durban, 12 passengers of a minibus taxi were hurt when the vehicle collided with two cars and a retaining wall on North Coast Road yesterday afternoon.

It is thought that the taxi was headed towards the city and was unable to stop as it approached the intersection.

It collided with an Opel Monza and a BMW that were stationary at the signal-controlled junction. It veered from the road, mounted the raised island and pushed into oncoming traffic. It narrowly missed oncoming vehicles and hit a wall.

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