Taxi N2

(Twitter / 1SecondLater)

Three dead, 15 injured after taxi rolls over on the N2

So sad.

Taxi N2

(Twitter / 1SecondLater)

Scenes of chaos engulfed the N2 near Cape Town on Sunday, as a taxi veered off the road and then flipped onto its roof.

Traffic agency 1SecondLater report that the incident was related to an ongoing spate of taxi violence in the region. This, however, has not been confirmed and the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

What caused the N2 crash?

Kenny Africa is a representative of Western Cape Traffic. He told the media that the driver lost control of his vehicle, resulting in three deaths and 15 injuries.

The crash itself occurred just before Cape Town International Airport, on the carriageway heading into the Mother City. Just before the turn-off onto the R300, the taxi had swerved off the motorway and onto the slip road.

The vehicle had rolled onto its roof before coming to a halt on its wheels.

Taxi violence in the Western Cape

Taxi users in Cape Town remain on high alert, as a spate of violence within the industry has put taxi violence under the spotlight.

EWN report that “up to nine deaths” in the municipality could be attributed to the warring businesses this weekend. Nyanga, Philippi and Wynberg apparently saw several incidents where taxi drivers were shot and wounded.

Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant has assured commuters that “additional reinforcements” will be on patrol at ranks in the affected areas. They also include Delft, Claremont and Cape Town station.

Also read: Four dead following taxi violence in Brakpan