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[WITPOORTJIE] – Eight children injured in collision.

Eight children were left injured this morning when their minibus taxi crashed into a light motor vehicle at the Progress and Rothchild Road intersection in Witpoortjie, west of Johannesburg.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 07h35 to find the taxi in the middle of the road while the light motor vehicle had come to a stop on the pavement. Thirteen children, aged between 6 and 10, were found walking around on the scene.

Medics assessed the children and found that 8 had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.

The children were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.