Incidents November 3, 2020
[BELLVILLE] – Taxi crashes into pole leaving seven injured.
Seven people were left injured this afternoon when the taxi they were travelling in crashed into a light pole at the Voortrekker and Retief intersection in Bellville, Western Cape.
ER24 paramedics, along with the Metro Services, arrived on the scene to find a taxi on the side of the road against a pole. The driver was found lying in the vehicle while six others were found walking around on the scene.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the driver was in a critical condition while the six others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Rescue medics carefully extricated the driver from the vehicle. Once freed, medics treated the patients and provided the driver with advanced life support interventions before they transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.