One killed, 12 injured after taxis collide

2016-01-01 12:30
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Johannesburg – A woman was killed and 12 other people were injured in a taxi collision on the R549 outside Heidelberg in Gauteng on Friday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said one taxi slammed into the side of another. 

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the roadway obstructed with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles. After triaging the injured, medics found that a female had sustained life-threatening injuries while 12 others sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor."

The Netcare 2 medical helicopter was sent to airlift the woman to hospital. As it landed, she went into cardiac arrest. She died on the scene despite attempts to save her.

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