One dead, 18 hurt in N Cape crash

Hartswater - One person died and 18 other people were injured when a taxi and a car collided head-on on Saturday, on the N18 in Hartswater, Northern Cape, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said when paramedics arrived, the car and taxi were scattered across the highway.

File picture: Sizwe Ndingane. Credit: Independent Media

“After triaging they established that one person had tragically died, one was in a critical condition and seventeen others sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor,” he said in a statement.

The injured were stabilised on the scene before they were taken to hospital.

Botha said the cause of the accident was not known.