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[HENLEY DAM] Ten injured following collision between taxi and vehicle

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Ten patients were left injured following a collision between a taxi and a light motor vehicle on Edendale road just before Henley Dam last night.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at approximately 20H00, they found a vehicle standing in the middle of the road and a taxi a few metres further which had rolled.

The driver of the vehicle was found to be entrapped. The fire department, as well as ER24, extricated the man using the jaws of life. He was found to be in a critical condition and advanced life support interventions were immediately initiated. Paramedics treated and stabilised him at the scene before transporting him to hospital for further medical care.

Nine patients from the taxi had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

ER24, as well as various other services at the scene, transported the injured to hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances were not known, but police were on the scene for further investigations.

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