School pupils were among the injured when a taxi overturned on Sibusiso Mdakane Drive in Umlazi on Wednesday. In another incident, a mother and her child were injured in a rear end collision in Reservoir Hills. Picture: Rescue Care
Durban - The first day of school in KwaZulu-Natal has once again been marred by a taxi crash.

Rescue Care’s Garrith Jamieson said multiple people - amongst them, young children, were injured in a taxi crash on Wednesday.

The taxi overturned outside King Shaka High School, on Sibusiso Mdakane Drive, in Umlazi E Section, at around 8am.

Jamieson said when paramedics arrived on scene, some patients had already been taken to hospital.

Those remaining were treated for minor injuries.
Picture: Rescue Care

In another incident, a mother and child were injured in a crash on Mountbatten Drive in Reservoir Hills on Wednesday morning.

Jamieson said Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find that two vehicles had been involved in a a rear end collision. 

He said the mother and her child had sustained moderate injuries and were stabilised on the scene by Advanced Life Support paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital.


On the first day of school last year, six children were killed in a taxi crash in Ntuzuma.

The Mercury