Crash: 15 hurt in taxi accident

2009-10-12 00:00

A TAXI carrying 15 passengers overturned on the north-bound lane of the N3 near Cato Ridge on Saturday evening, causing a partial closure of the highway.

ER24 spokesman, Derrick Banks said that two patients who were seated in the front of the taxi at the time of the accident were found a few metres away from the vehicle and treated for serious injuries.

“Advanced Life Support intervention was performed on the two patients before being taken to Northdale Hospital for further medical treatment.

“The remaining 13 patients, including the driver of the taxi, were treated for minor to moderate injuries and taken to various hospitals in the greater Pietermaritzburg area,” said Banks.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

In other incidents, two people reportedly suffered minor injuries when a car overturned on the Old Main Road near Polly Shortts in the Mkondeni area yesterday afternoon.

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