Taxi lands on roof of BMW after high-speed crash

2015-06-21 11:02


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Johannesburg - One person has died and two are in a critical condition after a minibus taxi and BMW were involved in a high-speed collision in Ruimsig, Johannesburg on Sunday, paramedics said.

According to a bystander, a passenger from the BMW allegedly absconded from the accident scene on Hendrik Potgieter Road prior to paramedics’ arrival, said ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

“Paramedics… found the taxi lying partially on the roof of the BMW.”

“The driver of the taxi sustained fatal injuries. He was declared dead on the scene.”

The BMW driver sustained critical injuries and was extricated from the vehicle before being transported to hospital.

A taxi passenger was also found in a critical condition, having sustained multiple injuries.

Metro police are investigating the incident.

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