A six-year-old boy had to be airlifted to hospital following a collision between a minibus taxi and a lorry in Benoni which injured 17 others. Photo: Supplied by Netcare 911.
BENONI - A six year-old-boy was left in a critical condition while 17 others were injured in a collision between a minibus taxi and a lorry on the M45 Great North Road in Brentwood Park, Benoni on Wednesday afernoon, the Netcare 911 paramedic service said.

Eighteen patients were assessed on the scene and found to have injuries ranging from minor to serious.

"One of the patients a 6-year-old boy was flung from the taxi and was found to be in a critical condition," Netcare 911 said.

"Due to the seriousness of his injuries the Netcare 1 Specialised Helicopter Air Ambulance was called to airlift the child to hospital."

The other patients were transported to hospital by ambulances.
A six-year-old boy had to be airlifted to hospital following a collision between a minibus taxi and a lorry in Benoni which injured 17 others. Photo: Supplied by Netcare 911.
Police were on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.
Photo: Supplied by Netcare 911.

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