Seventeen casualties after taxi mows down pedestrian and slams into tree in Mayville
Seventeen people have sustained various injuries after the taxi they were in lost control and collided with a tree on Bidston Road Mayville Cato Manor just before 9am this morning.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a single taxi had lost control on a
bend and mounted the pavement collided into a pedestrian and then into a tree. The driver and one passenger were severely entrapped in the wreckage and it took close to an hour to free the driver using the Jaws of Life and other Hydraulic equipment.
More ambulances were dispatched to assist as well as Advanced Life Support units.
Once all the injured were stabilised on the scene they were transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.
At this stage the events leading up to the single vehicle crash are unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.
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