Three seriously injured in taxi crash
THREE people were seriously injured when a taxi collided with a stationary bakkie in West Street in the Durban CBD early yesterday morning
ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said when ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene they were shocked to find a taxi lying on its side, blocking two lanes of the road, and a bakkie completely destroyed in a parking bay next to the taxi.
“Three occupants from the taxi were found lying outside the taxi, complaining of severe neck and back injuries,” Banks said.
“They were stabilised and transported to Life Entabeni Hospital in a serious but stable condition. No one else was injured in the accident.”
The owner of the bakkie, looked in shock at his bakkie, which was a write-off. He was only grateful to be alive.
It is unclear what caused the taxi driver to lose control of his vehicle.
In another incident a pedestrian was killed on the N3 Durban between the Mariannhill Toll Plaza and Richmond road on-ramp near Pinetown on Saturday evening.
ER24 and emergency rescue services said they arrived on the scene to find a male in his late 20s lying in the far right hand lane of the freeway.
The patient had sustained fatal head injuries and was declared dead on the scene.
“Emergency personnel are asking members of the public who walk on freeways or even in residential areas at night to wear bright clothing or walk where there is sufficient light.
“It is very difficult for motorists to see pedestrians walking at night wearing dark clothing, especially on freeways,” Banks said.