One dead, 15 injured in fatal taxi crash in Joburg


A man has died after a taxi crashed and fell into a stormwater drain on Tuesday.

15 others were injured in the taxi crash on Aureole Road in Northriding, Johannesburg.

ER24 paramedics together with City of Johannesburg emergency services and private ambulance services arrived the scene of the incident only to find the taxi in the stormwater drain.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said “several people were scattered around the vehicle”.

“Medics assessed the patients and found that a man in his 40s had sustained fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead.”

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“Fifteen other patients were assessed. Eight were found in a critical or serious condition, while seven others had moderate injuries.”

“The patients were treated for their injuries and were provided with advanced life support interventions.”

As soon as they were stabilised, a patient was airlifted by a medical helicopter while the others were transported by ambulances to a nearby hospital.

Local authorities the scene for further investigations.

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