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18 Oct 2017
11:13 am

Taxi crash in Wynberg causes balcony to collapse


A woman was standing on the balcony when the taxi crashed into a pillar that supported it.

Emergency workers at the building where a balcony collapsed on Wednesday morning after a minibus taxi and a car crashed into a supporting concrete pillar. Four people were injured. Picture supplied by ER24

Four people were injured Wednesday morning when a minibus taxi and light motor vehicle crashed into a supporting concrete pillar of a building, causing the balcony, where a woman was standing, to collapse.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the collision happened at the corner of Main and Wilson streets in Wynberg in the Western Cape.

When paramedics arrived at about 7am they found a taxi and a car on the side of the road, Meiring said. He added a balcony that had stood over the pavement lay crumpled below with rubble strewn in the street.

“Paramedics assessed one woman who had been standing on the balcony at the time, and found that she had sustained moderate injuries. Three women from the taxi were assessed and found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” said Meiring.

He said the injured were treated before they were taken to a nearby provincial hospital.

Both drivers escaped injury.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.