Elderly couple killed in car crash

2013-07-27 17:03
Ambulance. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Ambulance. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - An elderly man and a woman were killed when their car collided with a minibus taxi in Vosloorus, on the East Rand, on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Two people in the taxi were severely injured and were airlifted to nearby hospitals, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

Thirteen other people in the taxi, including two children, suffered minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals.

However, Ekurhuleni metro police department spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said that a third vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf was also involved in the crash.

The driver of the Golf was arrested after tests indicated that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Two dogs were with the couple in their car.  One of the dogs died on the scene and the other was rushed to a nearby vet.

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