Nine people were injured this morning after a taxi overturned in Bloemfontein.
Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha, says reports from the passengers of the taxi indicate that the driver was on a cell phone while trying to round a bend when it veered across the road and overturned.
“At 07:49 this morning Netcare 911 paramedics received a call for a taxi that had overturned along David Botha Street.”
“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the taxi had come to rest on its side, the patients had clambered from the wreckage with the assistance of others and some were found at the side of the road.”
“After treating the injured it was found that nine people had sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor,” says Botha.
Medics treated the injured at the scene before transporting them to a local hospital for the care that they required.