19 children injured in taxi crash


    VANDERBIJLPARK – An overturned taxi left 19 schoolchildren injured on Faraday Road in Vanderbijlpark on Wednesday.

    In a statement released by ER24, paramedics and provincial emergency services arrived on the scene shortly past 7am to find the taxi lying on its side in the centre median.

    Several children were found seated on the median being attended to by the community.

    Medics assessed the children — aged between seven and 12 years old — and found that they had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

    The children were treated and transported to Johan Heyns and Mediclinic Emfuleni Hospital for further care.

    The driver of the taxi sustained minor injuries and was also transported to hospital for further assessment.

    The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.