23OCT

[VEREENIGING] – Taxi and bakkie collide leaving twelve injured.

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Twelve people were left injured this afternoon, one of them seriously, when a bakkie and taxi collided on the R42 Barrage Road in Vereeniging.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Emfuleni Fire Services, arrived on the scene at 13h20 to find both the bakkie and the taxi in the road. One man was found lying inside the taxi while several others were found walking around on the scene.

Medics assessed the patients and found that the man seated inside the taxi had sustained serious injuries while eleven others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries, and the seriously injured man provided with pain-relief medication, before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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