Three dead in Cape Town taxi crash

2011-12-21 07:44
Johannesburg - Three people were killed and three others critically injured when a fully laden minibus taxi rolled in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town on Tuesday, paramedics said.

"Upon arrival of paramedics, three people had already succumbed to their injuries as they appear to have been ejected as the taxi rolled," ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

They were declared dead at the scene, on West Coast Road near the Big Bay turn-off.

Two of the critically injured were airlifted to Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals.

Another five passengers sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

Reports of two children having been in the accident were unconfirmed. They were apparently taken to hospital by a motorist who arrived at the scene before paramedics, Jackson said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
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