14 December 2018

South Africa: Woman Killed, Passengers Injured As Taxi Swerves Out of Control At Intersection in Rosebank, Joburg

A taxi swerved out of control through an intersection into the oncoming lanes on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg on Thursday before hitting and killing a female pedestrian and crashing into a lamp post.

ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 16:10 along with other services.

The woman who was knocked down showed no signs of life and was declared dead on the scene.

A passenger from the taxi, believed to be in her late 30s, who had managed to get herself out of the wreck, was found to be in a critical condition.

She was immobilised and treated by advanced life support on-site before being taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

A number of other passengers with less serious injuries were treated and transported to Helen Joseph Hospital.

The SA Police Service and metro police were on the scene for further investigation.

Source: News24

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