Fourteen people were injured, some of them seriously, when a minibus taxi veered out of control and crashed on the M1 in Johannesburg late of Saturday afternoon. Photo: Netcare 911

Johannesburg - Fourteen people were injured, some of them seriously, when a minibus taxi veered out of control and crashed on the M1 in Johannesburg, paramedics said on Sunday. 

Netcare 911 responded at 5.10pm on Saturday afternoon to reports of a crash on the M1 northbound near Corlett Drive in Waverley, Johannesburg, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

Reports from the scene indicated that the driver of a minibus taxi lost control of the vehicle which then crashed into the centre median barrier.

Fourteen people were injured, some of them seriously, when a minibus taxi veered out of control and crashed on the M1 in Johannesburg late of Saturday afternoon. Photo: Netcare 911


A minibus taxi veered out of control and crashed on the M1 in Johannesburg. Photo: Netcare 911

"Approximately 14 occupants of the vehicle sustained varying degrees of injuries ranging from minor to serious. All the patients were transported by other ambulance services to hospital for further treatment. All necessary authorities were on the scene to investigate," Herbst said.

African News Agency/ANA