Imbali: taxi driver and conductor flee accident scene

2011-09-01 00:00

A MINIBUS taxi driver and his conductor fled from the scene after the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and plough into a house in Imbali yesterday morning.

Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha, said 15 commuters were found outside the vehicle after the accident, some in a sitting position while others were lying on the ground. He said paramedics treated the injured on the scene and transported them to Edendale hospital for further treatment.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson, Lieutenant Joey Jeevan, said police were still searching for the driver and his conductor.

She said a case of reckless and negligent driving has been registered against the driver.

The vehicle was towed away from the house by its owner.

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