A man was left seriously injured this morning when his taxi crashed into the back of a towing recovery vehicle on Republic Road in Randburg.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 06h05 to find both the recovery vehicle and taxi in the middle of the road. The taxi driver was found lying trapped in his vehicle while the driver of the recovery vehicle was walking around on the scene.
ER24 rescue medics had to use specialized equipment to free the trapped man from within his taxi. Once freed, paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries, leaving him in a serious condition.
The man was treated for his injuries and provided with pain-relief medication before he was transported to Helen Joseph Provincial Hospital for further care.
The driver of the recovery vehicle fortunately escaped injury.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.