Driver doing U-turn hit by taxi

2012-03-13 13:24
Pretoria - A man was killed and 13 people injured in an accident on the R101 Old Johannesburg Road at Rooihuiskraal, Pretoria on Tuesday, paramedics said.

Jeffrey Wicks, Netcare 911 spokesperson, said a vehicle collided with a minibus taxi.

"Information suggests that the motor vehicle executed a U-turn into the path of the oncoming taxi. The two collided and the taxi pushed the vehicle from the road."

The driver of the car sustained critical injuries and died at the scene while the injured taxi commuters were pulled from the wreckage. Thirteen commuters sustained injuries of whom two were critically injured.

"All were treated and stabilised at the scene before being transported to the Tembisa State Hospital," Wicks said.

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