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[ORANJESIG] – Taxi and bakkie collide leaving nine injured.

Nine people were left injured this morning, one of them seriously, when a taxi crashed into the bakkie at the Rhode and Harvey Road intersection in Oranjesig, Bloemfontein.

ER24 paramedics, Provincial EMS and other services, arrived on the scene at 07h20 to find the bakkie on its roof next to a traffic light. The taxi was found parked next to the bakkie.

Members of the public had already pulled several people from the two vehicles.

Medics assessed the patients and found that one woman had sustained numerous injuries and was in a serious condition while eight other people had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries and the seriously injured woman provided pain-relief medication before they were transported to Pelonomi Provincial Hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further care.