9 Jan 2018, Diepsloot: One man was killed and approximately fifteen others injured this morning following a collision between a taxi and bakkie on Summit Road in Diepsloot.
ER24 Paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the wrecked taxi in the middle of the road. The bakkie was found lying on its side on the side of the road.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics the body of a man, believed to be the taxi driver, lying a few metres away from his vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Approximately fifteen other patients were found on the scene. Two were found in a critical condition while the remaining patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the two critically injured with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, one critically injured patients were airlifted to Lenmed Randfontein by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter. The second patient was airlifted by a private helicopter to a nearby hospital.
The remaining patients were transported ambulance to nearby hospitals for further treatment.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.