Balcony falls in car crash

2017-10-24 06:00
This balcony collapsed in Wynberg last week after a taxi and car drove into a pillar below it.

This balcony collapsed in Wynberg last week after a taxi and car drove into a pillar below it.

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Four people were injured when a taxi and car crashed and drove into a concrete pillar, causing the balcony above the pillar to collapse on the corner of Main and Wilson roads in Wynberg on Wednesday ­morning.

ER24 paramedics, with Metro and Life Healthcare, arrived on the scene at about 07:05 to find the taxi and car next to the side of the road. A balcony that had stood over the pavement lay crumbled below, with rubble lying in the street.

Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson, says a woman who had been standing on the balcony at the time had sustained moderate ­injuries.

“Three women from the taxi sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The patients were treated for their injuries and were later transported to a nearby provincial hospital for further care.

“Both the drivers of the car and taxi escaped injury,” he says.

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