One person was killed and thirteen others injured this morning when a taxi rolled on the R59 near the Redding Interchange in Alberton, Gauteng.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene shortly before 06h00 to find the taxi lying on its roof on the side of the road. Several people were found lying scattered around the vehicle after they were ejected from the vehicle.
On closer inspection, paramedics found a patient lying trapped under the taxi. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Thirteen other people were assessed. Five were found in a critical condition while eight others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries, and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, one of the critically injured patients was airlifted to a nearby hospital by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter. The remaining patients were transported by ambulance.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
Russel Meiring l ER24