18 hurt as cash-van, taxi collide

2012-03-10 11:17
Bloemfontein - Eighteen people were injured, several of them seriously, when a cash-in-transit vehicle collided with a minibus taxi on Church Street in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said when paramedics arrived they found commuters lying on the road while the cash-in-transit guards had also been flung from their vehicle.

“Common cause information indicates that the minibus taxi turned across the path of the armoured vehicle. The two collided and skidded to a halt in the carriageway,” wicks said.

All the injured were treated and stabilised on the scene before they were transported by ambulance to both state and private medical facilities for further medical treatment.

The cause of the accident is unclear and police will investigate the matter.

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