Man killed, 21 injured in Joburg accident

2011-09-01 07:35

A man was killed and 21 people were injured when two minibus taxis collided head-on in Woodmead, Johannesburg, this morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the accident happened when one taxi attempted to overtake another.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find some of the passengers had climbed out of the taxis.

“One man had sustained critical injuries and had sadly died as a result. Medics worked fervently to stabilise the critically injured while firefighters used the jaws of life and other hydraulic rescue equipment to free the trapped passengers.”

In total 21 people were injured in the crash, six critically. They were taken to various hospitals for treatment.

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