[BLUE DOWNS] – Taxi and car collide leaving one dead, eight injured.
One woman was killed and eight others injured this morning when a taxi and light motor vehicle collided on Hindle Road in Blue Downs, Western Cape.
ER24 Paramedics, along with City of Cape Town Fire Services and Metro Services, arrived on the scene at 07h15 to find a taxi lying on its side in the road while a light motor vehicle was found parked a short distance away.
On closer inspection, medics found one woman lying outside the light motor vehicle. Assessments showed that the woman has already succumbed to her numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.
Eight other patients were assessed and found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the seriously injured provided with pain-relief medication. Once treated, the patients were transported to various hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.