[POLOKWANE] – Taxi and bakkie collide leaving one dead, eight injured.

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One man was killed and eight others injured this morning when a bakkie and taxi collided at the Hospital and Landros Maree Road Intersection in Polokwane.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 06h30 to find the taxi lying on its side on the side of the road while the bakkie was found against a nearby tree.

On closer inspection, paramedics found the body of the male taxi driver lying trapped inside his vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead a short time later.

Eight other patients, from both the taxi and bakkie, were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated and thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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