11 hurt in Durban taxi smash

2011-01-08 09:24

Johannesburg - Eleven people were injured in a head-on collision between a taxi and bakkie in Queensburgh in Durban, paramedics said on Friday.

Two people were seriously injured and the cause of the accident unclear said Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the driver of the taxi still trapped in the vehicle.

Jaws of life were used to free him before being transported to hospital with the other injured passengers.

"Apparently the driver of the bakkie left the scene without waiting for the police to arrive... he left with private transport," Botha said.

  • Dave - 2011-01-08 09:42

    I can see why the cause may be unclear...both vehicles in complete roadworthy condition, both legally licensed drivers of sober mind and body and only 11 passengers between the 2 vehicles....a complete mystery

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