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[EZAKENI] Five injured in collision between taxi and bakkie

A 25-year-old has been critically injured and four others are in a serious condition after their taxi collided with a bakkie on Rolihlahla Drive in Ezakeni, east of Ladysmith around midday today.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 12:05 to find the critically injured driver and front passenger of the taxi entrapped. The Ladysmith Fire Department were on hand to extract the two. The rest of the passengers were found outside the taxi. Provincial EMS treated and transported two seriously injured passengers to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital for further care. ER24 treated and transported the critical driver as well as a male and female passenger in their late 20s, also to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital.

The driver of the bakkie was privately transported to a hospital in the area.

The South African Police Services were on the scene for further investigation.