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[POTCHEFSTROOM] One dead, 14 injured in taxi collision

A man in his 20s has died and 14 people have been injured in a collision between a taxi and a light motor vehicle on Ikageng Road in Potchefstroom this evening.

ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 19:22 along with North West EMS and the local fire department. A young man in his 20s who had suffered fatal injuries and showed no signs of life was found in the light motor vehicle. He was unfortunately declared dead on arrival. A 32-year-old man was also found entrapped in the same vehicle – he had suffered serious injuries and was extracted by the Fire Department and taken to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital for further care.

From the taxi, ER24 treated three males who had suffered moderate injuries – a 31-year-old, a 25-year-old and a 43-year-old, all taken to Potchefstroom Provincial for further treatment. ER24 also treated and transported a 35-year-old female to Mediclinic Potchefstroom who had suffered minor injuries.

North West EMS treated and transported the other eight patients. The South African Police Services were also on scene for further investigations.