Taxi rolls down an embankment

2018-02-07 06:01
The bakkie which rolled down an embankment. PHOTO: supplied

The bakkie which rolled down an embankment. PHOTO: supplied

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TWELVE children were left injured last Thursday afternoon when the bakkie they were travelling in crashed down an embankment off Willowfontein Road in Edendale.

At 3.15 pm, ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene to find the bakkie at the bottom of a small embankment. The children who had been travelling at the back of the vehicle were found seated on the opposite side of the road.

Paramedics assessed the patients and found that 12 children, aged between seven and 13 years, had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found at the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to Northdale Hospital for further treatment.

The driver of the light motor vehicle was apparently not found at the scene. Local authorities were at the scene for further investigations. — Supplied.

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