Ratanda — One man was killed and sixteen others injured this morning following a collision between two taxis on the R549 in Ratanda, south of Heidelberg.
ER24 medics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 08h24 to find the two taxis in the middle of the road. The passengers had already climbed out of the vehicles and were found walking around on the scene.
Medics assessed the patients and found one man, lying inside the one taxi, had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead.
Sixteen other patients were assessed and found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.