Taxi crashes into tree leaving two dead

The scene of the accident. (Photo: ER24)

Two people were killed and another critically injured when a taxi crashed into a tree on Main Reef Road in Maraisburg on 15 April.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 7.15pm to find that the taxi had come to a standstill against a large tree. Three people were found lying inside the vehicle.

They found the driver trapped and in a critical condition. Two other patients, a man and woman, were also found trapped, but motionless.Unfortunately, they had already succumbed to their injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on scene.

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Fire Services had to use specialised equipment to free the critically injured driver. Once freed, paramedics provided him with advanced life support interventions before he was transported to a nearby provincial hospital for urgent care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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Riaan van Zyl
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