Toti: woman critical after taxi rolls

2011-04-05 00:00

A WOMAN was critically injured when the minibus taxi she was travelling in left the N2 near the Seadoone off-ramp in Amanzimtoti and rolled repeatedly.

Five other passengers were seriously injured in the accident which saw the vehicle spin so many times paramedics could not tell in which direction the taxi was originally travelling.

Paramedics arrive on the scene to find the minibus on its roof in the grassed centre median with a trail of wounded passengers, who had been thrown from broken windows as the vehicle rolled.

A woman had sustained significant lower limb trauma and was in a critical condition.

She, along with five other seriously injured passengers, were stabilised at the scene before they were transported by ambulance to the Prince M’Shiyeni Memorial Hospital for further specialist care.

The cause of the accident and events leading up to it remain unclear and will form the subject of a police investigation.

— Witness Reporter.

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