Four people have been killed and multiple others have been injured, after a serious taxi crash on the R24 East between Barbara Road and the R21 Split, in Isando – east of Johannesburg.
At 20:43 EMER-G-MED paramedics were dispatched to the horror scene. Paramedics arrived minutes later to find that a taxi had collided with a concrete street light pole, in the centre median of the highway – tearing the taxi into pieces.
The two halves of the taxi were found approximately thirty metres apart, with debris across the highway. Multiple passengers had been ejected from the vehicle.
Four people had sustained multiple fatal injuries and were declared dead at the scene. Multiple injured patients were treated at the scene before being removed to various hospital in the area.
It’s unclear exactly how many people were injured in the crash, due to the number of different ambulance services on the scene.
While at the scene, paramedics witnessed a secondary collision – in which a vehicle lost control and collided with the barrier. Fortunately no injuries were sustained.
EMPD’s specialist Accident Investigation Unit were at the scene to investigate the exact events leading up to the horror smash.
EMER-G-MED paramedics would like to remind motorists to concentrate on their driving when approaching an accident scene, instead of “rubbernecking” this often results in a secondary collision, which places the lives of emergency workers in unnecessary danger.