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.
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.
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 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.
– Caxton News Service