Two killed, 7 injured highway taxi crash

2010-07-24 08:34

Two people were killed and seven others injured in a taxi crash on

the M1 north near the Riviera Road offramp this morning, Johannesburg emergency

services said.

The taxi, which was allegedly travelling at a high speed on the

freeway curve, hit a lamp post and rolled, spokesperson Synock Matobako


The two people killed – a man and a woman – were found trapped

inside the wreckage by emergency personnel.

Of the seven injured, three suffered serious injuries and were

rushed to the Milpark Hospital.

The other four were taken to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

Matobako said the taxi was the only vehicle involved in the

accident and advised motorists to adhere to speed limits as the crash seemed to

have been caused by speeding.

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