Driver of full taxi swerves to avoid cars, plunges down embankment

2011-07-22 00:00

EARLY morning traffic congestion along the Chota Motala Road was made worse yesterday as a taxi swerved into Kenilworth Road and rolled down a 10-metre embankment.

Eleven passengers were injured; five sustained serious fractures.

The owner of the vehicle, Bradwin Chunderpersad, said “the brakes of the vehicle failed and the driver tried to avoid the other vehicles down Chota Motala Road by turning into Kenilworth Road”.

Divisional Officer Lincoln Pennells of the Msunduzi Fire and Rescue service said it was fortunate that no one was trapped in the vehicle.

The taxi is being examined.


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