14 injured in Durban taxi crash

2013-03-02 22:56

Johannesburg - Fourteen people were injured in an accident in Durban on Saturday on the N3 near the Pavilion shopping centre after a taxi came to a rest on its roof, paramedics said.

Paramedics were called to the scene around 09:00 and on arrival found the taxi on its roof with a number of passengers lying next to it, said Rescue spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

"A total count was done and it was established that 14 people had suffered various injuries. More ambulances were called to assist with the number of patients."

All 14 people stabilised on the scene before being transported to various hospitals around Durban.
It was unknown what caused the accident.

Police were investigating.

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-02 23:17

    Once again the taxi driver is involved. On which month is the Government going to implent the law that will send these road hooligans into the morgs?

      hein.huyser - 2013-03-02 23:42

      It will never happen. Simply because governments do not have to give account to sheeple that keep on voting them in, in spite of them proving that they are inefficient to do the jobs they are being paid for. Their voters are blinded by race hate and do not care to insist on accountability So middle finger, looks like they are the ones showing you one

      debduplessis - 2013-03-03 09:57

      Just ban all TAXIs ... they killing & severely injuring the nation! They a menace more than a help!

  • Hlumellz Xaluva - 2013-03-03 02:34

    its only the 3rd month in 2013, is the government aware of these actions take place?

  • tabisa.ndamase.7 - 2013-03-03 03:43

    Thank God those people are still alive, however as South Africans we need to bare in mind that speed kills. The root cause of all these accidents is speed so it needs to be eliminated because its not good for our society.

  • delelani - 2013-03-03 05:07

    'It was unknown what caused the accident'??? The taxi driver caused the accident!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-03-03 09:50

      Cops and Govt all brain dead, the cause of this accident is unknown, drrrr - can't they see how these hooligans drive all day every day. Eishh, can't believe they had these accidents, drrrr...

  • neil.cuthbert.9 - 2013-03-03 05:56

    So what!!!!

  • Peter Zylstra - 2013-03-03 07:10

    How many passengers had their safety belts on............none! Taxis must abide by the laws of the roads then there will be fewer accidents!

  • luna.moon.5243817 - 2013-03-03 08:05

    A taxi came to rest on the roof of the Pavilion shopping centre? Hell!!

      JanGrimbeek - 2013-03-03 08:30

      The Taxi must have been very tired, ... It needed a rest !

      thanuj.thulsie - 2013-03-03 08:41

      The driver wanted rooftop parking

      thanuj.thulsie - 2013-03-03 08:42

      The driver wanted rooftop parking

  • Omphile Tsholetsane - 2013-03-03 08:06

    More and more taxis are getting into accidents these days. I've witnessed five taxi accidents in the same area a space of one week!

  • carel.merwe.7 - 2013-03-03 08:42


  • Suzanne Viljoen - 2013-03-03 09:00

    Upside down world!

  • jmccaffs - 2013-03-03 09:24

    And the mayhem goes on !!! Taxi Taxi Taxi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alletta Strydom - 2013-03-03 10:16

    To land on roof with such a load!!!!! Speeding, burst tyre, etc. Thet do not have control of the vehicles stricter testing for taxi drivers!!!

  • deepchund.ramchurren - 2013-03-03 12:43

    The taxi industry should run its own insurance industry for injuries and death to their passenger. Alternately,licence fees on taxis need to be reviewed so that the taxis are forced to contribute a larger portion to the RAF coffers. Although taxis provide an essential service, they are a menace on the road. The taxi drivers need to be arrested immediately for transgressions.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-03-03 19:00

      And they pay ZERO income tax to boot...

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