Incidents January 6, 2020
[LADYSMITH] – Taxi rollover leaves fifteen injured.
Fifteen people were left injured this morning following a taxi rollover on the N3 highway near the Bergville Toll Plaza, approximately 20km outside of Ladysmith in KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics were dispatched to the scene shortly after 04h00, arriving with the Provincial and another private service.
A taxi was found upright on the side of the road after rolling from the opposite side of the highway. Several passengers had been ejected from the vehicle and were no found lying in the fast lane.
Medics assessed the patients and found that four people had sustained critical injuries while eleven others had sustained minor to serious injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries, and the critically and seriously injured provided with pain relief medication, before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known to our paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.