Teenager and 3 others dead, 11 injured in taxi rollover

2019-02-08 09:40
The accident scene near Grassmere on Friday.

The accident scene near Grassmere on Friday. (Twitter)

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Four people have been killed, including a 13-year-old boy, and 11 others injured on Friday morning following a taxi rollover on the N1 highway in the Grasmere area.

"Shortly after 06:00, ER24 paramedics and other services received a call and immediately responded," the emergency services provider said in a statement.

"Upon arrival, paramedics found a taxi lying on its side in the centre median. Several passengers had been ejected from the vehicle when it rolled multiple times."

According to ER24, paramedics assessed the patients and found that three women and a 13-year-old boy had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.

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"Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead."

Eleven other patients were tended to on the scene. Their injuries ranged from minor to serious.

Paramedics treated the patients and provided some with advanced life support interventions.

"Once treated, the patients were transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further care."

According to ER24, local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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