James Mahlokwane
1 minute read
18 May 2017
5:15 pm

Taxi driver flees accident scene

James Mahlokwane

The taxi was fully loaded when the accident occurred

IT is believed the taxi driver failed to brake in time and collided with the back of a truck. Photograph: Emer-G-Med

Scores of passengers were left injured and one trapped after a taxi driver in Johannesburg allegedly failed to brake in time and smashed into the rear of a truck on Allandale Road on Wednesday morning, Kempton Express reports.

Emer-G-Med general manager northern operations Jurguen Kotze said the taxi driver was nowhere to be found when emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

 taxi driver fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived. Photograph: Emer-G-Med

taxi driver fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived. Photograph: Emer-G-Med

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Jaws of Life were used to save a trapped passenger. Photograph: Emer-G-Med

Jaws of Life were used to save a trapped passenger. Photograph: Emer-G-Med

“The accident occurred around 7.30am and left most of the passengers with moderate injuries and one passenger in critical condition. The Jaws of Life were used to free the passenger who had been trapped for about 14 minutes,” said Kotze.

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