Crash: Taxi plunges down Peter Brown

2011-07-18 00:00

EIGHTEEN people were injured, two critically, when the taxi that they were in plunged over a 50-metre embankment at the Peter Brown off-ramp on the N3 on Saturday night.

According to Chris Botha of Netcare, the taxi turned off the N3 at the Peter Brown off-ramp and failed to stop at the top of the bridge, smashing the barriers and plunging down the embankment.

Two people were admitted to St Anne’s hospital with critical injuries while all the other victims suffered minor injuries.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said the driver claimed his brakes failed. The occupants of the other car were not injured. — Witness Reporter.

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