Five hurt in Hillcrest taxi crash

2015-06-13 17:03


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Gauteng - Five people were injured after a taxi and a Jeep collided in Hillcrest on Saturday afternoon.

One of the victims was found in a critical condition while others were still trapped in the wreckage when Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene on Old Main Road in Hillcrest.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha in a statement said that while firemen and the Netcare team used the Jaws of Life to free the injured from the twisted frame of the vehicle, paramedics worked to stabilise them.

“After the patients were extricated and skilfully immobilised by the medics, they transported them to various hospitals,” he said.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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