One killed, 16 injured in taxi crash

2015-09-08 06:00
Photo: supplied
The accident scene.

Photo: supplied The accident scene.

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ONE man was killed and 16 injured on Thursday 3 September after a taxi left the M13 and collided with trees in the Shongweni area.

ER24 paramedics and other services found the taxi wedged up against some trees. It is understood the taxi left the road and crashed through the roadside barrier, rolled down the embankment and come to rest against the trees.

On assessment, paramedics found that one passenger, a man in his twenties, had sustained fatal injuries. Unfortunately, nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead.

Sixteen passengers were found with injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Paramedics treated the patients and then took them to hospital.

The cause of the collision is not yet known, but authorities were on scene for further investigations. - Supplied

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