One dead, at least 15 injured in Stellenbosch minibus taxi, bakkie collision

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The circumstances surrounding the accident were not yet known.

One person died and at least 15 others were injured when a minibus taxi and a bakkie collided at the Welgevonden estate intersection in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Upon ER24’s arrival at 7.12am, all the patients were out of the vehicles, ER24 spokeswoman Ineke van Huyssteen said.

“Some were lying down, some were seated, and others were walking around on [the] scene. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done for the woman who was lying next to the taxi. ER24 declared the patient dead on [the] scene.”

ER24, as well as another medical service on the scene, transported the various patients to nearby hospitals for further care. The circumstances surrounding the accident were not yet known, Van Huyssteen said.

African News Agency (ANA)

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