Two people have been killed and fourteen others injured when a taxi crashed into the side of a truck on the Viljoenskroon Road, approximately 10km outside of Potchefstroom on Wednesday morning.
On arrival at the scene, paramedics found both the truck and taxi on the side of the road. Several passengers from the taxi were walking around on the scene.
“Bodies of the male taxi driver and a female passenger were found by paramedics lying trapped inside the taxi. But sadly they were declared dead at the scene,” ER24 said in a statement.
It was also found that out of the fourteen patients who were found at the scene, three sustained critical injuries while eleven others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
All patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The incident is set to form part of the South African Police Service (SAPS) investigation as the cause of the incident is still unknown.