Rorisang Kgosana
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29 Nov 2015
11:14 am

14 injured in Centurion taxi accident

Rorisang Kgosana

The two taxis collided head-on, leaving one person critically injured.

Fourteen people were injured when two taxis collided and one caught fire on the R55 in Centurion on Sunday morning. Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said the accident happened around 08:00 when the two taxis collided head-on, the Centurion Rekord reported..

 “One overturned and caught fire but luckily the occupants managed to escape. One person was critically injured while seven others suffered serious injuries,” he said.

He said six other people were treated for less serious injuries.

The taxi overturned then caught fire on the R55. PHOTO: Twitter @Netcare911_sa

The taxi overturned then caught fire on the R55. PHOTO: Twitter @Netcare911_sa

 

The passengers were all treated at the scene and most were taken to Kalafong hospital, Pieterse said.

 “The cause of the accident will be investigated by police,” he said.

In another incident on Saturday, two people died and six others were injured in a collision between a bakkie and a car on the N12, about 5km outside Kimberley in the direction Johannesburg, late on Friday night, Northern Cape paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said paramedics and other services arrived on the scene and found the vehicles in the veld on either side of the road.

One person was trapped in the bakkie and other people were found scattered around the scene.

-Caxton News Service