Injured teen boy trapped with dead taxi driver after Witbank crash

2017-05-26 09:34
A minibus taxi driver was killed when his vehicle collided with a delivery van in Witbank. (Supplied: ER24)

A minibus taxi driver was killed when his vehicle collided with a delivery van in Witbank. (Supplied: ER24)

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Johannesburg – A minibus taxi driver was killed, and 10 of his passengers injured, when their vehicle collided with a delivery van in Witbank, Mpumalanga, paramedics said on Friday.

Officials arrived at Clewer Landau Road on Thursday afternoon to find both wrecked vehicles on the side of the road and several people walking around, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

In the front passenger seat, next to the body of the driver, rescue officials found a critically injured 13-year-old boy who was trapped. They had to use specialised equipment to free him.

Ten commuters were injured in total, five of whom were in a critical condition.

Meiring said the cause of the crash was being investigated.

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