Incidents August 9, 2021
[KEMPTON PARK] – Taxi and car collide, leaving two dead, fifteen injured.
A man and woman were killed and fifteen others injured last night when a taxi and a light motor vehicle collided at the R21 and R25 intersection in Kempton Park.
ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on the scene shortly after 19h30 and found a wrecked taxi upright on the side of the road. A light motor vehicle was seen in the middle of the intersection. Several people were found lying around the two vehicles.
Medics quickly assessed the patients and found that the taxi driver had already succumbed to his injuries. One man and two women had sustained critical injuries, while thirteen others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Medics immediately treated the patients and provided the three critical patients with advanced life support. During the intervention, the critical woman’s vital signs rapidly diminished. CPR and further advanced life support were initiated. Unfortunately, after a short time, the woman succumbed to her injuries.
Once the patients had been treated, they were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.