Umlaas road: 15 injured in taxi accident

2011-05-17 00:00

FIFTEEN commuters were injured when a taxi they were travelling in collided with a truck near Umlaas Road outside Pietermaritzburg yesterday morning.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said eight passengers were seriously injured. The accident happened at the intersection of R103 and N3 at about 9.30 am.

The victims were taken to hospitals in Pietermaritzburg.

Netcare attended an accident near New Hanover, outside Pietermaritzburg, which left a driver trapped in the wreck of his truck for about 45 minutes.

It is believed he lost control of the truck, which struck a tree.

Paramedics, firefighters and a local farmer rescued the driver before he was taken to hospital. — Witness Reporter.

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