Incidents May 6, 2020
BRAKPAN – Taxi crashes into trucks leaving one dead, several injured.
One man was killed and several others left injured last night when a taxi rear-ended a truck at the R550 and R23 intersection in Brakpan.
ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial Services, arrived on the scene to find the vehicles in the middle of the road. The taxi had sustained a large amount of damage in the collision. Several people were found scattered around the scene.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the taxi driver had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Several other people were assessed on the scene. Three were found to be in a serious condition while several others were found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated, and the seriously injured provided with pain-relief medication, before they were transported by various services 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.