Incidents May 7, 2022
[VEREENIGING] – Taxi veers off the road leaving nine injured.
This morning, nine people were left injured when their taxi veered off the R59 near the Boy Louw offramp in Vereeniging.
ER24 and other services arrived at 02h48 to find the taxi in a ditch at the bottom of a long embankment. A woman was lying trapped inside the taxi while eight others were seated on the roadside.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the entrapped patient was in a critical condition while the eight others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The Fire Services had to use specialised equipment to free the woman from the vehicle. Once released, medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured woman with advanced life support. Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.