16 people were injured when a taxi rolled several times. Image: Midlands EMS

16 injured after taxi rolls MULTIPLE TIMES along the N3

Emergency services were dispatched to a scene where 16 people were injured after a taxi rolled multiple times


16 people were injured when a taxi rolled several times. Image: Midlands EMS

Emergency services received multiple calls for assistance after a taxi rolled multiple times along the N3 Before the Mooi River toll gate on Monday, 6 February.

ALSO READ: One dead, several injured when car and taxi collide

Several ambulances dispatched after taxi rolls

Emergency services dispatched 5 Midlands EMS ambulances along with advanced life support paramedics to the scene in Howick.

Upon arrival, they found that a taxi had rolled multiple times, leaving 16 passengers injured.

ALSO READ: Two killed, three-year-old airlifted after a horrific N3 taxi accident

The paramedics treated all patients on the scene before transporting them to various hospitals for further care.

Authorities are now investigating the exact cause of the accident.

16 people were injured when a taxi rolled several times. Image: Midlands EMS


With many accidents occurring on our roads, you might find yourself on the scene of one.

Here is what you can do:

  • The safety of accident victims, emergency personnel, and other road users is the most important goal when an accident occurs.
  • The first hour following an accident is known as the “Golden Hour,” and doctors say seriously injured car crash victims must receive comprehensive medical care within 60 minutes to have a good chance of survival. This scenario gives rescuers about 12 minutes at the accident scene to extricate the injured and get them to the hospital.
  • Consider the traffic flow at the scene. Is it a risk to you or others, including the casualty?
  • Consider the impact on emergency vehicles trying to reach the scene before stopping traffic.

ALSO READ: 13-year-old killed when taxi hits COW – cow survives crash

  • If anyone is available, send someone up and down the road to wave down traffic.
  • Turn on hazard lights and ignite flares if the incident happened at night to warn oncoming motorists of the danger.
  • Consider the positioning of any vehicles involved in the incident and the potential hazards they may pose (such as rolling forwards or backwards). Consider safety – constantly reassess the safety of the scene, especially if you rely on others to keep you safe.
  • Turn off all of the vehicles involved in the collision.