16 kids hurt in KwaZulu-Natal crash

2012-04-19 11:49

Johannesburg - Sixteen schoolchildren were injured when two taxis collided on the R103 near Rosetta in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Thursday, paramedics said.

"A bystander explained that the two taxis collided head on with each other sending them in different directions," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

The cause of the accident was not known.

Both taxis had been transporting children, between the ages of 9 and 17, to school, he said.

ER24 took 11 of the children to Brandville and Greys Hospital. The other five were taken to hospital by other local services.

  • Kala - 2012-04-19 11:53

    The government insisted that cigarette and alcohol producers put warning on their packaging warning about the dangers of using / abusing cigarettes and alcohol. Yet we see more people killed or hurt by taxis on a daily basis. Surely the government should be mounting campaigns warning people how dangerous taxis are to the users health.

      Greg - 2012-04-19 13:20

      Drove past the scene this morning, a straight road where the speed limit is 40km/h, how on earth did this happen!? These taxis need to be taken in hand!! Be well all of those involved!!

  • Tendy Nedombs - 2012-04-19 12:01

    They wanted to show us they do invite accidents. Taxis carrying school kids, for sure they always play hide and seek with them. Shame.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-04-19 12:15

      Tendy...ive put your comment in every language translation tool i have, and they all turn up unexplained

  • Rob - 2012-04-19 12:16

    I am totally confused.....! How can this incident be called an accident?

  • Massey - 2012-04-19 13:03

    Yet again the Taxi's f*(king up. Nothing will be done until a ministers child die in a accident that involves a taxi driving reckless.

  • Noelle - 2012-04-19 13:34

    When will we get rid of the taxis!! They keep killing and the govt keeps them, on the road, this is our children their are transporting for goodness sake!

  • Abdul - 2012-04-19 13:44

    Bloody recklessness......attemted murder.....!!!every driver, taxi or not should see the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • ReportMe - 2012-04-20 11:06

    log on to to report bad driving online.

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