JOHANNESBURG – Nine people have died in a taxi crash on Vereeniging Road in Walkerville, southern Johannesburg on Thursday morning.
Reports from the scene indicate that a taxi veered across the roadway and slammed into a concrete bus stop.
“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the taxi was ripped apart, accident debris and the injured commuters were spread over a large area. After the injured were triaged, it was found that nine people tragically died on impact, two were in a critical condition while four people sustained serious injuries,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha.
The injured patients have been transported to hospital.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.