Four dead, 18 injured in collision between truck and taxi

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Four people died while 18 others sustained injuries in a collision between a truck and a taxi on the N1 close to the Brandfort off-ramp about 20/30km from the Bloemfontein direction heading towards Johannesburg on Saturday evening.

According to ER24, patients were scattered across the scene when paramedic services arrived on the scene.

ER24 spokesperson, Chitra Bodasing, told Courant that the four fatalities were declared dead on the scene.

“Sadly two people found in the taxi and two believed to have been ejected had sadly succumbed to their injuries. One person sustained critical injuries and all others sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. They were treated and transported to various hospitals. The exact cause of the incident is unknown. Authorities were on scene for further investigations,” she said.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News