Edendale: 16 injured, one critical in taxi collision

2012-08-10 00:00

SIXTEEN people were injured, one of them critically, when one taxi rear-ended another in Edendale Road yesterday morning.

Netcare 911 paramedics said they arrived at the scene and found the passengers at the side of the road. An elderly man was in a critical condition, 10 passengers sustained serious injuries and six escaped with only minor cuts and bruises.

All the injured were stabilised on scene before they were taken to Edendale Hospital.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Paramedics said in a statement it appeared that the two taxis were travelling in the same direction when the accident occurred. Bystanders said one of the taxis was reversing in the fast lane.

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