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Drivers exchanged blows following a collision. Images via Facebook/RUSA

Fists fly between KZN drivers following a collision

A taxi and a light motor vehicle were involved in a collision in Verulam, KZN. and the drivers decided to exchange blows after the incident.

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Drivers exchanged blows following a collision. Images via Facebook/RUSA

Drivers of two vehicles came to blows following a collision at the Russom and Moss Street intersection in Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Thursday afternoon.


According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), its members arrived on scene at 16:52 and found the drivers of a purple Toyota Hiace taxi and a white Chevrolet Aveo involved in a fist fight. 

Reaction Officers reportedly intervened and de-escalated the situation. 

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This is how damaged the taxi was following the collision in Verulam. Image: Reaction Unit South Africa.

“Both drivers blamed each other for failing to stop at the intersection. The minibus taxi was fully laden and crashed into a light pole after the initial impact. The occupants of both vehicles were not injured.” 



In a separate incident, thirteen people sustained minor to serious injuries in a collision involving a taxi and a light motor vehicle on the M4 Ruth First Freeway in Durban, KZN recently.

The first emergency responders who arrived on the scene found a female motorist with severe injuries trapped inside her vehicle.

ALS Paramedics Medical Services spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said paramedics used the Jaws of Life to free the woman. Emergency personnel later transported her to the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital, north of Durban.

“Paramedics used life-saving interventions to stabilise the woman after using hydraulic rescue equipment to free her from the wreckage. They stabilised the patient on the scene and transported her to a hospital for further medical treatment.

“Emergency responders stabilised twelve taxi passengers also injured in the collision. Paramedics transported the patients to a nearby Durban hospital for further treatment.”

Garrith Jamieson

Jamieson added that the exact cause of the accident is unknown. KZN police were not immediately available for comment.

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