Sixteen injured

Photo: ER24

Sixteen injured in Johannesburg taxi accident

Paramedics found sixteen injured adults from the taxi and light motor vehicle involved lying around the scene on Saturday evening.

Sixteen injured

Photo: ER24

Sixteen people were injured when a taxi and a car collided at the intersection on the Main Reef Road in Crown Mines in Johannesburg on Saturday. 


ER24  emergency services said paramedics arrived on the scene at 21:06.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene at 21:06 along with many other emergency services. Sixteen adults from the taxi and light motor vehicle involved were found lying around the scene.” 

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It said the driver of the light motor vehicle, a 34-year-old man, was treated for serious injuries by ER24 and transported to a private hospital in the area. 

“Two other adults from the taxi were treated and transported by ER24 to hospital for further care. All the other patients on the scene were treated and transported by various other Emergency Medical Services on scene.” 

It furthermore said the Metro Police were also on scene for further investigations.

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Meanwhile, two people were killed and four others injured when a kombi crashed into a group of men who were pushing a bakkie earlier this week. 

ER24 said the accident happened on Tuesday evening in Eikenhof, South of Johannesburg.

“Two people sustained fatal injuries, while four others were left injured following a collision between a bakkie and a kombi.”

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Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 19h30.

“The paramedics said they found two patients lying in the middle of the road. Unfortunately, the two men had sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

“Three others were found lying next to the road and had sustained serious injuries. The driver of the kombi was still inside the vehicle and had sustained moderate injuries.”

It furthermore said it is understood that the bakkie broke down and was being pushed by a group of men when the kombi rear-ended the bakkie.

“ER24 and various other medical services at the scene treated the patients before transporting them to hospital for further medical care.”