Scores hurt in Durban taxi smashes

2015-07-14 09:08


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Durban - Seventeen people were injured when three minibus taxis and a car collided on Mount Moriah Drive, Durban, on Tuesday morning.

Over 30 people have been wounded in two separate taxi collisions in the space of 12 hours.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said that the pile-up occurred when one taxi slammed into the others.

“Bystanders allege one of the taxis collided at high speed into the rear of another causing the pile up.

“All of the injured were treated and stabilised on scene before being transported by ambulance to nearby hospitals for further care. Traffic was severely affected and the local authorities were on scene to assist,” he said.

In another incident on Monday night, another seventeen people were hurt when a taxi lost control and rolled on Booth Road near the N2 Bridge.

Five were in a serious condition.  

Rescuecare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that medics attending to the scene found injured commuters lying along the road.

“Paramedics arrived on scene to find the multiple patients lying on the side of the roadway. More ambulances were immediately requested to assist in the multiple casualty scene.

“A total of 17 people had sustained various injuries with five sustaining serious injuries. Once all of the injured had been stabilised they were transported to various Durban hospitals for the further care that they required,” he said.  

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