Incidents October 5, 2022
[ALBERTON] – Taxi rollover leaves two dead and thirteen injured.
This morning, a man and woman were killed and thirteen others injured when their taxi rolled off the R59 in Brackendowns, Alberton.
ER24 and other services arrived on the scene at 07h13 to find a taxi lying on its side on the side of the road. Several adults were seen lying a few metres away.
Medics assessed the patients and found that a man and woman had already succumbed to numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead. Three men were found in critical condition, while ten others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated, and the critical patients were provided with advanced life support.
Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.