ONE MAN KILLED AND 3 OTHERS INJURED WHEN 2 TAXIS COLLIDED HEAD-ON

One man was killed and three others injured this morning after two taxis collided head-on at the corners of Bonnyvale and Thomas Road in Benoni, east of Johannesburg.

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Paramedics from the ER24 Johannesburg East Branch arrived on the scene at 06h30 this morning and found that both taxis had come to rest on the sides of the road.

On closer inspection, paramedics found the body of the one taxi driver lying trapped inside his vehicle. The man was assessed and found to show no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead on scene.

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The driver of the second taxi, as well as two passengers, were assessed by medics and found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The patients were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to Sunshine Hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Russel Meiring, ER24 Spokesperson

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