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9 Mar 2018, Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal: Brake failure & a locked steering has been blamed for a taxi accident in Verulam - KZN a short while ago.
At approx 15:45 a passing motorist reported that he witnessed a fully loaded white minibus taxi veer off the road and roll down an embankment near the steel bridge on the Old Main Road in Verulam.
Reaction Officers and Paramedics were immediately despatched to the scene & upon arrival found members of Verulam SAPS in attendance.
Police & RUSA Officers removed 18 passengers through a broken window. Two (2) females suffered serious injuries & eleven (11) others suffered minor injuries. A four year old child was amongst the injured.
They were transported to various hospitals by Paramedics. According to the driver, the Toyota Hilux minibus was traveling towards the Cbd when the brakes failed.
He then tried to steer clear of oncoming traffic when the steering wheeled locked. He then lost control & rolled down an embankment.