Incidents December 19, 2022
[LADYSMITH] – Taxi rollover leaves seven dead, six injured.
Yesterday afternoon, seven people were killed and six others injured when the taxi they travelled in rolled on the N3 highway near the Bergville plaza in Ladysmith.
ER24 and other services arrived on the scene at 16h52 to find the taxi upright in the middle of the highway. Thirteen adults were seen lying around the vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found four women and three men had already succumbed to their injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Six other adults were found with injuries ranging from minor to critical. The patients were treated and provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.
The exact details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.