16 injured and area left in the dark after taxi crashes into electricity pole

2016-03-15 06:00
The accident scene. Photo: supplied

The accident scene. Photo: supplied

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SIXTEEN people were injured and an area was left with no electricity when a taxi rolled, crashed into an electricity pole and landed in a veld on Sunday night.

The incident took place on Fischer Road near a taxi rank close to the Inanda Dam.

ER24 paramedics, provincial paramedics and other services arrived on scene and found that the taxi had rolled about 200 metres.

Paramedics said that some patients had been ejected from the taxi while others were taken out by bystanders.

Patients were assessed by paramedics and treated for minor to moderate injuries.

They were then transported to local hospitals for further medical care. The exact cause of the incident is unknown.

Authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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