15 schoolkids injured in M7 accident

2014-03-12 00:00

FIFTEEN pupils from Queensburgh Primary, Queensburgh High and Escombe Primary schools were injured after a three-vehicle collision on the M7 Durban-bound just after Bellville Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the paramedics arrived to find that a taxi and two trucks had collided.

“The taxi had rolled multiple times, coming to rest on its wheels. Paramedics were faced with 15 scholars, who had sustained various injuries, lying next to the mangled wreck,” Jamieson said.

The injured children were stabilised and were transported to various hospitals for the further care. The children sustained minor to moderate injuries, Rescue Care added.

It is unclear what caused the collision, however, the necessary authorities were on the scene and will be investigating further, Jamieson added.

Traffic was severely affected as the M7 had to be closed while emergency personnel worked to treat the injured children.

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