Driver killed as taxi smashes into house in Maritzburg

2017-03-04 16:11
A taxi driver was killed after his vehicle crashed into a home in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. (Supplied, ER24)

A taxi driver was killed after his vehicle crashed into a home in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. (Supplied, ER24)

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Durban – A taxi driver was killed when his vehicle crashed into a house in Imbali, Unit J, near Edendale in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Annine Dormehl said the brakes of the 52-year-old man's vehicle "could have failed," causing it to crash through a wall and then into one of the rooms of the house around midday.

"Fortunately no one was in the room at the time and no one else sustained injuries as there were no passengers in the taxi."

Dormehl said paramedics found members of the community trying to push the taxi out of the house.

"This is when paramedics discovered the driver had been killed. Nothing could be done to save his life and he was declared dead on the scene."

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