18 injured as taxi crashes into house, girl (4) flung through windscreen

2013-12-28 09:15

Eighteen people were injured when a taxi crashed into a house in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg.

ER 24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics arrived on the scene yesterday and found people with abrasions and possible spinal injuries.

“A four-year-old was treated on the scene for more extensive injuries after she was apparently flung through the windscreen of the taxi,” he said in a statement.

“It is understood that the mother held the child on her lap when the incident occurred.”

Vermaak said residents pulled the people from the taxi before paramedics arrived.

The injured were transported to nearby hospitals for further medical treatment.

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