12 kids hurt in Pietermaritzburg taxi crash

2012-02-16 10:57
Johannesburg - Twelve schoolchildren were injured when their minibus taxi crashed into bushes outside Wartburg, near Pietermaritzburg, on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

Paramedics arrived at the scene on the R614, about 5km outside Wartburg, to find the taxi on the side of the road with the children still inside, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"Twenty-four schoolchildren were assessed and... 12 of them had sustained minor injuries."

They were treated on the scene and taken to various hospitals in Pietermaritzburg.

"It is believed that the taxi may have had some sort of mechanical problem which caused the driver to lose control and veer off the road," he said.


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