Seventeen people have been injured in a single taxi accident on Owen Avenue and Bidston Road in Mayville just before 9am just morning.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on scene to find that a single taxi had lost control before leaving
the roadway and colliding with a pedestrian coming to rest against a tree. The driver and a backseat passenger were severely entrapped in the wreckage and the Durban Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free them while Rescue Care Paramedics together with EMRS stabilised the two inside the taxi. Once free all seventeen patients were transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.
Owen Avenue was closed off while Emergency services worked on
the scene and for the recovery of the taxi.
The exact cause of the accident is unknown however Metro Police was on the scene and will be investigating further. #rescuecare #RV04 #RV07 #RV08