Two die in N1 crash

2012-09-03 19:29

Johannesburg - Two people were killed and 11 others injured in a crash on the N1 north before the Samrand Road offramp in Johannesburg on Monday, paramedics said.

A minibus taxi collided with the back of a truck, flinging passengers out, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The truck apparently broke down and was stationary on the side of the road.

"The taxi was found at the side of the road with one of its sides almost completely ripped from the body. Only a small section at the back was still attached, and the metal was twisted and bent."

The taxi driver and a man believed to have been seated behind him, died on the scene.

Two emergency helicopters were called in to transport two badly injured men to Pretoria's Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

"A young woman who sustained broken bones in her face was rushed to the Tembisa Hospital for urgent medical care."

A further seven people sustained moderate injuries. Police were investigating the cause of the crash.

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