[MNANDI] – Taxi and SUV collide leaving fourteen injured.
Fourteen people were left injured this morning, four of them critically, following a partial head-on collision at the Lloyd Ellis and R114 intersection in Mnandi.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find the wrecked taxi and SUV in the middle of the intersection. Several people were found walking around on the scene while one patient was found lying trapped within the taxi.
Rescue services had to use the jaws of life equipment to free the patient from within the taxi.
Once freed, paramedics assessed the patients and found that four had sustained critical injuries while ten others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the four critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter, as well as another private helicopter, airlifted two of the critically injured patients to nearby hospitals. The remaining patients were transported by various ambulances to nearby hospitals.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.