PICS: Taxi plunges off Durban bridge onto freeway

2015-12-10 12:03

Durban - A minibus driver is lucky to be alive after his taxi plunged off a bridge in central Durban on Wednesday night.

Rescuecare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the minibus had collided with a car before the driver lost control; pushed through a bridge barrier and dropped onto the freeway below. 

           The crashed taxi on the freeway below the bridge. (Photos supplied)

The driver and passenger of the car were also injured.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene to find total chaos. A taxi and a car had collided on the bridge before the taxi lost control and crashed through the barriers landing on its roof on the N3 Durban-bound carriageway.”

“The taxi driver was severely entrapped in the wreckage which lay on its roof. The driver of the car had also sustained serious injuries and advanced life support paramedics worked to stabilise both.”

          The taxi driver survived the incident.

“The fire department also assisted in extricating the drivers. Once stabilised, all three patients were transported to various Durban hospitals for the further care they required,” Jamieson said.

The cause of the accident remains unclear.

            The damaged car.

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