16 hurt after taxi smashes into bus in Tzaneen

2016-03-08 17:17

Tzaneen – Sixteen people were injured on Tuesday when a minibus taxi crashed into the back of a bus on the R36 in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

According to ER24's Russel Meiring, one passenger was critically injured and was trapped in the wreckage.

"Once on scene, paramedics found a taxi partially wedged beneath the rear of the bus. The front of the taxi was completely smashed."

The bus had to be separated from the taxi before rescue services could reach the critically injured patient. The jaws-of-life were used to free the passenger.

"Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured man with advanced life support."

The bus was empty, apart from the driver who escaped unscathed.

Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.