Durban crash victim’s hand amputated

2013-09-23 00:00

A WOMAN in her 30s had to have her hand amputated on Saturday after an accident between a taxi and a car on Sarnia Road in Sea­view, Durban.

ER24’s Werner Vermaak said 15 other passengers sustained various injuries in the collision.

Paramedics found several occupants were flung from the taxi from the impact. Injured passengers from the taxi were treated on the scene and taken to a nearby hospital. Some of the occupants sustained fractures and possible spinal injuries.

The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was assessed on the scene before he was also taken to hospital.

Garrith Jamieson from Rescue Care Paramedics, who was also called to the scene, said they found that the taxi had collided with a vehicle before rolling several times and landing on its side. Bystanders allegedly pushed the taxi back on its wheels to assist people trapped in the wreckage.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.