Baby killed, several others injured in Silversands collision

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A baby was killed, four people critically injured and six others moderately injured when a taxi and light motor vehicle collided on Hindle Road in Silversands, Cape Town yesterday evening. ER24 paramedics, fire department personnel and other emergency service workers responded to the scene where the deceased baby’s body lay inside the light motor vehicle. Three of the critically injured commuters were entrapped in the taxi and while their extrication was carried out the taxi caught alight. Fire fighters acted quickly and extinguished the fire before it could injure the patients further. Once the extrication was complete all patients, including the six moderately injured patients, were treated and thereafter transported to Tygerburg Hospital for urgent medical treatment. Thank you to all emergency workers who worked on scene. The incident is currently under investigation by local authorities.

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