Crash: taxi hits car, nine hurt

2010-04-10 00:00

NINE people were seriously injured when a minibus taxi collided with a car at the Deccan Road-Balhambra Way intersection in Northdale yesterday morning.

The injured people were transported to hospital in stable conditions.

According to a witness who did not want to be named, the taxi, which was travelling in Deccan Road, ignored the right of way and crossed Balhambra Way where it collided with the car.

The taxi rolled and skidded on the road, coming to a stop against an electricity pole. Nine people were seriously injured, among them a six-month-old baby.

A witness remarked: “The taxi driver failed to observe or follow the rules of the road because he had seen someone across the road who was going to town. All this because the driver wanted an extra R6 [fare].”

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