Patient airlifted after taxi rolls

2015-06-25 21:10
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CCTV footage shows horrific taxi, bus crash that left one dead, 14 injured

2015-06-23 11:46

WARNING: Graphic footage. One person was killed and 14 injured when a collision involving a taxi and a bus occurred on Hendrik Potgieter Road and Gordon Road in Johannesburg on Monday night. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - Seventeen people were injured when a minibus taxi rolled on the N12, just before Putfontein towards Springs on Thursday evening, paramedics said.

"Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived at the scene and found that a minibus had overturned and came to a standstill on its side," Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

"Upon assessment of the occupants, paramedics found that one person was in a critical condition while sixteen other commuters sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious."

The Netcare1 helicopter was activated to airlift the critically injured person to hospital for urgent medical attention.

"The remaining sixteen patients were treated at the scene and transported to various hospitals for further medical treatment," she said.

"Reports from the scene indicate that the minibus overturned as a result of a burst tyre. However, the exact detail surrounding the cause of the rollover accident and preceding evens will remain the subject of a police investigation."


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