Taxi crashes into pedestrians on sidewalk

2011-12-31 09:02
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Christmas weekend road accidents

At least 16 people have been killed, more than 30 are still in a serious condition in hospital and many others have sustained injuries after almost 200 road accidents over Christmas weekend.

Johannesburg - Four pedestrians on an Alexandra sidewalk suffered serious injuries on Friday evening when a minibus taxi ploughed into them after the driver lost control of his vehicle, Johannesburg metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said another seven pedestrians were slightly injured in the accident, at the corner of Watt and Third Avenues.

They were all taken to the Edenvale and Charlotte Maxeke hospitals.

The driver was arrested and will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to face a charge of reckless and negligent driving.

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