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Taxi Overturns on N12


Police Officers assisting at the accident scene

Passengers escaped a near death encounter when a taxi they were travelling in overturned on the N12. The taxi passengers sustained injuries and were treated on the scene of the accident before being taken to hospital for further medical assistance. A witness at the scene of the accident indicated that the tyre of the taxi burst and this resulted in the driver losing control all before the taxi went head long onto the side of the road and rolled.

There is a continuous need for public vehicles to be monitored for road worthiness so as to reduce the number of accidents that might occur due to malfunction of the vehicle or worn out parts, the Victor Khanye fire department and the SAPS officials responded timeously and ensured that all first aid and safety services were rolled out as per standard procedure.