30 hurt in Bloemfontein taxi crash

2013-01-07 08:23
The scene of a taxi collision which left 30 people injured. (Vanessa Jackson, ER24)

The scene of a taxi collision which left 30 people injured. (Vanessa Jackson, ER24)

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Bloemfontein - Thirty people, including three children, were injured following a collision between two taxis on the N6 between Bloemfontein and Smithfield, ER24 said on Monday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the two taxis collided at about 04:30 on a dark road approximately 20km outside of Bloemfontein.

Roadworks are believed to have played a roll in the cause of the collision.

“Paramedics and EMS rescue arrived at the scene and found the two taxis at the side of the road, and one of the taxis had overturned,” Jackson said.

Out of the 30 patients on scene, four patients had suffered critical injuries and were quickly rushed by paramedics to a nearby hospital.

The 27 adults and three young children who were in the vehicles all received the appropriate treatment by paramedics on the scene and were then transported to nearby hospitals.

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