15 school kids hurt in Durban taxi crash

2017-03-23 17:44
This is the scene of the crash where fifteen school kids have been  hurt. (Rescue Care)

This is the scene of the crash where fifteen school kids have been hurt. (Rescue Care)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – Fifteen primary school children were injured when their school transport collided with a pole in Cato Manor on Thursday, paramedics said.

The pupils, aged between 6 and 9, were on their way home from various schools when the driver of their Toyota Venture veered off the road and crashed into the concrete pole in Ridge View, Cato Manor, Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.

The children were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the accident happened on Russell Mngomezulu Road around 14:00, when the driver apparently lost control of the minibus.

All the occupants, including the driver, were taken to hospital for check-ups.

Cato Manor police are investigating a case of reckless or negligent driving.

Read more on:    durban  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
There's an app for that: how apps have changed us

"There's an app for that" is more than just Apple's marketing mantra. Mobile apps have emerged over the last 10 years or so for practically every need in a person's day and changed our lives.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.