[GRASMERE] – Taxi rollover leaves four dead, eleven injured.
Four people have been killed, including an 13-year-old boy, and eleven others injured this morning following a taxi rollover on the N1 highway in the Grasmere area.
Shortly after 06h00, ER24 paramedics and other services received the call and immediately responded.
Upon arrival, paramedics found a taxi lying on its side in the centre median. Several passengers had been ejected from the vehicle when it rolled multiple times.
Paramedics assessed the patients and found that three women and a 13-year-old boy had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Eleven other patients were tended to on the scene. Assessments showed that their injuries ranged from minor to serious.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided some with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the patients were transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.