Incidents June 8, 2021
[MELKBOSSTRAND] – Seven killed, ten injured in a collision.
Seven people were killed and ten injured when a truck and taxi collided on the R27 in Melkbosstrand.
ER24, Life Healthcare, Community Medics, Western Cape Metro and Western Cape Fire arrived on the scene to find the truck and taxi on the sides of the busy road. The local authorities closed off the road while medics and rescue personnel tended to the patients.
On assessment, medics found that seven people, some still trapped inside the taxi, had sustained fatal injuries in the collision. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Ten other patients were assessed and found to have sustained critical to minor injuries. The patients were treated and provided advanced life support before being transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
One critically injured patient was airlifted to the hospital by the AMS Medical helicopter for urgent care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.