17 injured in taxi crash

2016-04-19 06:00

SEVENTEEN people were injured on Friday afternoon after a taxi and bakkie collided at the Ridge and Spring Side Road intersection in Hillcrest.

ER24 paramedics received the call shortly after 4pm.

On arrival, paramedics found a bakkie and taxi down a small embankment.

On assessment, paramedics found that 17 people had been injured, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

The passenger of the bakkie was found trapped inside his vehicle, only sustaining moderate­ injuries.

Rescue services had to use the jaws of life to free the man from the vehicle.

Once freed, paramedics treated patients and thereafter transported them to RK Khan and St Mary’s hospitals.

It is understood that the taxi turned in front of the bakkie, causing both vehicles to crash down the embankment.

Local authorities were on the scene to investigate further.

- Supplied.

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