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17 injured in Umkomaas taxi crash

2012-07-17 13:14

Johannesburg - About 17 people were injured in a taxi accident outside Umkomaas in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the driver lost control of the vehicle on the N2 near the Umkomaas offramp.

"The vehicle overturned and landed in the centre of the freeway."

The driver was among those injured. Paramedics stabilised the injured and took them to local hospitals.

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Comments
  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-17 13:16

    Don't waste your time fixing the taxi driver!!

  • justin.m.edgecomb - 2012-07-17 13:24

    wooohooo yet another TAXI accident.... is the gov ever going to do anything about these death traps..... i remember a story not too long ago saying how you had more chance of dying on a bicycle than in a taxi... hmmmm YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thabang.mbalathi.7 - 2012-07-17 13:33

    Lost control Because the vehicle is not roadworthy

      carol.harvey.9406 - 2012-07-17 14:13

      Lost control of the taxi because he is too stupid to breath!!! Dumb ass oxygen thief, destroying the lives of innocent people. The A...hole should have been left in the middle of freeway and medical costs spent on his passengers .... *&*^%$%$%$%^%&

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-17 13:38

    Not a day goes by that there is not a taxi accident. Government needs to to use mafia force to clean up this industry. They are trying to make it hard for the ordinary drivers to keep their licences whereas they should first start cleaning up the taxi's. Innocent people are being hurt or killed daily because of these kamakazi drivers who have no respect for the rules of the road. They have become the untouchables.

  • andrew.arde - 2012-07-17 14:15

    Another day, another taxi accident!

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