Home / Local / 19 Injured in taxi crash

19 Injured in taxi crash

Nineteen people have been injured after a taxi and two cars collided at the intersection of Alice Street and Russel Street in Durban around 14:30 today.


Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that the three vehicles had collided before the taxi veered off the road colliding with a pole on the side of the road. One passenger was found to be entrapped in the taxi. Durban Fire Department used the jaws of life to cut the man free from the wreckage whilst Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked to stabilise the man. Eighteen other people from all three vehicles had sustained various injuries and were stabilised on the scene before being transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.

At this stage the exact cause of the collision is unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.

taxi 1

Source : Arrive Alive


Check Also

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state, the statement said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Durban man killed fighting Isis in Syria was ‘innocent’

A Durban man who died fighting in Syria earlier this week has been described as ...