2 killed, 46 hurt in Gauteng accidents

2012-06-30 11:02


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Johannesburg - Two people have been killed and 46 injured in three separate accidents in Gauteng over the weekend thus far, paramedics said on Saturday.

In two separate incidents, two women were killed after the taxis they were travelling in rolled and they were flung out of the vehicles, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

In the most recent accident a woman died and five people were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the M1 near Grayston Drive.

"Initial reports indicated that the minibus had collided with a truck, however when arriving on scene, medics were unable to confirm this."

He said the taxi, which was travelling on the southbound carriageway at the time of the accident, rolled several times.

The woman was flung out of the vehicle and subsequently died from critical injuries.

The five injured were taken to Edenvale State Hospital by ambulance.

Just before 07:00, another woman was killed in Faerie Glen in Pretoria when two minibus taxis collided.

Twenty two other people were injured in the accident.

On Friday night, nineteen people were injured, 12 seriously, when a minibus taxi and car collided head on, on Adcock Road in Dobsonville, Soweto.

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