Two people have died and twelve have been injured after a taxi collided with a truck on Hendrik Potgieter near Doreen road in Roodepoort. Reports from the scene indicate that the taxi rolled down an embankment on impact.
Reports from the scene indicate that the truck driver was assaulted by taxi drivers that stopped at the scene. The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.
Netcare911 paramedics worked alongside various emergency service on scene to stabilise the injured. Netcare911 paramedics declared two women dead on scene.
They were both passengers in the taxi. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries on scene. All injured were transported to various hospitals in the area for further medical care.
This accident happened Wednesday morning at about 07h00.