Prison van, taxi in crash

2017-09-26 06:00

An accident on Spine Road left 59 people injured on Friday.

An inmate transporter and a taxi collided at the Spine and Eisleben roads intersection at 09:00.

ER24 paramedics, along with Metro, Life Healthcare and other services, received the call and responded to the scene.

On arrival, paramedics found the transporter lying on its side while the taxi was found upright in the ­intersection.

Occupants from the taxi and transporter were found lying all around the scene.

Local authorities began to close off the road while paramedics set up a triage ­area.

Paramedics began assessing the patients, finding that their injuries ranged from minor to moderate. Fortunately, no fatalities were found on the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by various services to nearby hospitals for urgent treatment.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities are currently on the scene for further ­investigations.

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