3 killed, 13 injured in Hammanskraal taxi accident

2015-05-16 11:22

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Johannesburg - Three people were killed and 13 others were injured when a taxi they were travelling in overturned on the N1 near the Hammanskraal off ramp during the early hours of Saturday morning, paramedics said.

The taxi had rolled several times and came to a rest in an open veld next to the highway around 02.30, Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

"Some of the commuters were found to be ejected from the wreckage as it was tumbling through the veld."

The cause of the accident was not clear.

The three were declared dead on the scene. One woman sustained critical injuries while the other 12 had minor injuries, Botha said.

The woman was airlifted from the scene and the rest of the group was taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

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