13 injured in taxi crash

2012-02-04 19:13

Johannesburg - Thirteen people were injured in a taxi accident near Potchefstroom in the North West on Saturday, paramedics said.

Two were in a critical condition, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

Others were stabilised before they were taken to a hospital.

"Reports indicate that the taxi was travelling...with a group of people to attend a church service...when the driver lost control...and rolled," he said.

  • Marius - 2012-02-04 19:32

    Taxi's. Always taxi's.It is time for the government to step up and disband all this silly taxi groups, then implement one proper standard. NATIONALIZE the taxi industry I SAY!

  • Irene - 2012-02-04 20:09

    boring .....

  • Andre - 2012-02-04 20:17

    The "scourge of the roads" are creating havoc and death, mutilation, injuries and financial disaster to families. And still the cops are spending their forces to trap people for "speeding" in stead of policing the reckless killers in taxis and buses.

  • Gail - 2012-02-05 09:26

    So in total yesterday 24 people were injured in two accidents in which taxis were involved. 3 people died but look nat the strain this places on a Health Care system which is totally stuffed and doesn't have the necessary equipment like wheelchairs and stretchers and IV Drip holders even for semi ambulent patients. One of two things needs to happen. Either the Taxi industry has to be VERY strictly regulated so as to bring down the number of injured people requiring State Hospitalisation and rehab or the hospitals themselves have to be maintained and equipped to deal with the enormous number of critcal and severely injured people coming into them daily. The possible upside to this if one can call it that way is that for each person removed from employment through death or disability another unemployed inexperienced semiliterate person can be employed. God be with the families of those who lost their breadwinners in the accident for they suffer from starvation and PTSD.

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