Incidents July 28, 2021
[POORTJIE] – Car and taxi collide, leaving one dead four injured.
One man was killed and four others injured this morning when a taxi and a light motor vehicle collided on the R28 in Poortjie.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 09h20 to find the light motor vehicle in the middle of the road, ripped in two. The taxi was found parked on the side of the road. A man was found lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle wreckage, while another was found lying outside the car. Three other patients were seen walking around.
Medics assessed the patients and found that one man had already succumbed to his fatal injuries. Another man was in a serious condition while the three others sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated, and the seriously injured were provided with pain-relief medication before they were transported to a nearby hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.