CAPE TOWN - At least 32 people have been injured in reported road accidents in the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal involving minibus taxis since the start of the long-weekend, paramedics said on Sunday.
Fourteen people were injured on Friday afternoon when the minibus taxi they were travelling in overturned on Aliwal Street in Bloemfontein, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.
ER24 personnel, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 3.55pm to find a minibus taxi lying on its side in the middle of the road. The passengers from the taxi had already moved to the side of the road.
Medics assessed the patients and found that 14 people had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found. The injured people were treated and then transported to various provincial hospitals for further care, Meiring said.
In a separate accident in KwaZulu-Natal, 13 people were injured when a minibus taxi also overturned on the R103 in Cato Ridge, Durban, on Saturday afternoon, he said.