Taxi overturns in Walkerville, one dead, 17 injured

FILE PICTURE: Ambulance.

A woman died and 17 others were injured Monday morning when a taxi overturned.

Some passengers were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled and veered off the R82 in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived on the scene, they found three passengers lying on the ground.

Meiring said a woman, who had sustained numerous injuries, showed no signs of life. “Unfortunately, nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.” He said 17 others were treated on the scene by paramedics before they were taken to hospitals.

“Three were found to have sustained critical injuries, while 14 had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The patients were treated for their injuries, and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions.”

Two critically injured people were airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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