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17 injured in taxi crash

Seventeen people were left injured when a taxi and truck collided at the Nic Dierderiks and Hendrik Potgieter Road intersection in Strubens Valley, west of Joburg on Tuesday morning.

ER24 paramedics, along with another private service, arrived on the scene to find the truck and light motor vehicle on the side of the road. The taxi was found lying on its side against the truck.


ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that several people were found either lying around or walking around on the scene.

“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that a total of seventeen had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene,” he said.

Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to various hospitals in the area for further treatment.