Six people were injured after a minibus taxi crashed into a bakkie and a wall in Westmead, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Picture: ER24
Johannesburg – Six people were injured on Tuesday morning after a minibus taxi crashed into a bakkie with so much force both vehicles smashed into a wall at the Umdoni Cresent in Westmead, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived they found a bakkie lying on its side against the wall of a business. A taxi was found next to the bakkie, partially through a wall.

The occupants from the bakkie were extricated by workers from a nearby business.

"Paramedics assessed the patients and found that six had been injured. One person had sustained serious injuries while the five others had sustained only minor to moderate injuries," said Meiring.

"Paramedics treated the patients and provided the seriously injured patient with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to RK Khan Hospital for further treatment."

Meiring said it was understood that the driver of the taxi lost control while speeding down the road. The vehicle then jumped the centre medium and crashed into the bakkie, pushing it down the embankment and into the wall. Local authorities are investigating.

African News Agency