Incidents September 22, 2020
[NORTHRIDING] – Taxi rollover leaves one dead, fifteen injured.
One man was killed and fifteen others injured this morning following a taxi rollover on the Aureole Road in Northriding.
ER24 paramedics, along with City of Johannesburg EMS and another private service, arrived on the scene to find the taxi parked in the stormwater drain. Several people were scattered around the vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found that a man in his 40s had sustained fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead.
Fifteen other patients were assessed; eight were found in a critical and serious condition while seven others were found with moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries and were provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, one patient was airlifted by a private medical helicopter while the remaining patients were transported by ambulances to a nearby hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.