CCTV footage of Monday’s taxi accident in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal, which left 16 people injured, has surfaced on social media.
The taxi crashed through a fence and landed on its roof, on top of vehicles parked at business premises along Escom Road, reports Highway Mail.
A few seconds after crash, the passengers started climbing out of the wreck.
The video shows some of the passengers tugging on the wreckage, presumably to assist those who were trapped. The footage has, however, been sped up slightly.
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Rescue Care’s Garrith Jamieson confirmed that one of the passengers was trapped in the wreckage and the Jaws of Life were used to free him.
“I am very surprised that no life was lost in this horrific taxi accident. As seen in the footage the force with which the taxi ploughed through the wall coming to rest would normally result in serious injury or loss of life.
“Fortunately and miraculously no one was killed or critically injured,” said Jamieson.