National 23.9.2016 05:26 pm

Twenty-one injured in two taxi crashes north of JHB

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend to the scene of a taxi which rolled on Douglas Drive, Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend to the scene of a taxi which rolled on Douglas Drive, Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

In one instance, a taxi crashed into a tree off Old Pretoria Main Road, while another taxi rolled on Douglas Drive in Fourways.

Two separate taxi collisions in the Fourways area, in the north of Johannesburg, left 21 people injured on Friday, September 23.

In Douglasdale, Emer-G-Med paramedics found a taxi lying on its roof on the side of Douglas Drive.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen said: “Two patients sustained serious injuries and required Advanced Life Support intervention. The other five sustained minor to moderate injuries.”

After paramedics treated the patients on the scene, they were transported to various nearby medical facilities for definitive care.

Seven people were injured after a taxi rolled on Douglas Drive in Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg this morning. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Seven people were injured after a taxi rolled on Douglas Drive in Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg this morning. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

In Midrand, 14 people were injured this morning after the taxi they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the side of Old Pretoria Main Road.

Cohen said paramedics attended to the scene shortly after 7am and found the driver and passengers had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. They were treated on scene before being transported to various nearby medical facilities.

“The exact cause is unclear and will be investigated by local traffic authorities,” Cohen said.

A taxi crashed into a tree on the side of Old Pretoria Main Road. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A taxi crashed into a tree on the side of Old Pretoria Main Road. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Cohen further described other collisions that took place in the north of Johannesburg on September 23.

He said multiple passengers were injured after a bakkie rolled following a collision with another vehicle on the R511 by the N14 on-ramp near Diesploot.

A bakkie rolled near Diepsloot this morning, injuring multiple passengers. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A bakkie rolled near Diepsloot this morning, injuring multiple passengers. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A further four people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor to moderate injuries after a serious partial head-on collision on the corner of Witkoppen and Cedar roads in Fourways.

Emer-G-Med paramedics respond to an accident on the corner of Witkoppen and Cedar roads in Fourways this morning. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Emer-G-Med paramedics respond to an accident on the corner of Witkoppen and Cedar roads in Fourways this morning. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Caxton News Service

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