South Africa 6.12.2016 03:35 pm

17 injured after taxi rolls multiple times on N1 North

A taxi rolled on the N1 highway on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A taxi rolled on the N1 highway on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A one-month-old child was among those injured in the accident.

A taxi rolled multiple times and collided with a truck on the N1 North after the Buccleuch Interchange, injuring 17 people on Tuesday.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen said: “It’s believed that one of the taxi’s back tyres burst. The driver lost control, causing the taxi to roll multiple times before a truck collided with it.”

The taxi collided with a truck while rolling. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

The taxi collided with a truck while rolling. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Cohen said Emer-G-Med dispatched a response vehicle and multiple ambulances to the scene shortly before 1pm.

There were 17 people injured in the accident. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

There were 17 people injured in the accident. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

“On assessment, paramedics found that the 17 patients, including a one-month-old child, had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. They were treated at the scene before being transported to various nearby hospitals for further care,” added Cohen.

He said the Johannesburg metro police were at the scene to investigate further.

A taxi rolled on the N1 in Buccleuch. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

A taxi rolled on the N1 in Buccleuch. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Caxton News Service

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