Taxi overturned – one dead

NATIONAL NEWS – On Monday morning January 9, Netcare 911 paramedics and several other services responded to a collision on the N1 just before the Buccleuch interchange. Reports from the scene indicate that one of the wheels came off the taxi and it overturned, its twisted remains coming to rest on its roof on the grass verge. Exact detail to the cause of the crash however will form part of the police investigation.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and found accident debris spread over a large area, the commuters clambered out of the wreckage with the assistance of others and was found at the side of the roadway. A man estimated to be in his late fifties was found to have sustained life-threatening injuries. Netcare 911 paramedics started with advanced life support resuscitation and worked fervently for some time to try and revive the injured man. Tragically despite all their efforts that man was declared dead at the scene. The other commuters were found to have sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor. The injured were treated at the scene before medics transported them to various hospitals for the care that they required. (Chris Botha – Media Liaison Officer – Netcare 911).

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