35 people hurt in Free State crashes

2012-01-08 21:38

Johannesburg - Thirty five people were injured in two separate minibus accidents in the Free State, paramedics said on Sunday.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the first collision occurred near Lindley when a taxi collided with a sports utility vehicle. "A total of 15 people sustained various injuries including various scrapes and bruises as well as broken bones," he said.

The injured were treated on the scene and taken to nearby medical facilities for further treatment.

Shortly after midday before reaching the hospital, the paramedics received word of a second taxi accident a few kilometres outside Senekal, he said.

"A minibus taxi had collided with a car before leaving the road and overturning in a field. Twenty people sustained various injuries ranging from suspected back and neck injuries to scrapes and bruises."

Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.

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