Incidents October 1, 2021
[RIVERSIDE] – Head-on collision leaves one dead, another injured.
A man was killed and another injured when a taxi crashed into a light motor vehicle head-on on the R40 in Riverside, Nelspruit.
ER24 arrived at 07h20 to find a man lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle in the road, while a taxi was seen a short distance away against the roadside barriers. The driver of the taxi was seen walking around his vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the entrapped man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries while the taxi driver had escaped with minor injuries.
The taxi driver was treated for his injuries and was later transported to a nearby hospital for further care.
It is believed that the driver lost control of his taxi, causing it to veer into oncoming traffic.
This incident’s details are unknown, but the relevant authorities were on the scene for further investigations.