Crash leaves 19 injured

Nineteen people were injured when a car crashed into the side of a taxi at the Durban Road and N1 turn-off in Bellville on Saturday.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene to find a taxi lying on its side in the left-hand lane. The car was parked a short distance away.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics found several passengers walking around on the scene while a woman was found lying trapped inside the taxi,” he said.

Metro Rescue Services used various tools to free the woman from the vehicle. Paramedics treated the patients and provided some with pain-relief medication before they were transported to various provincial hospitals.