18 injured in Walkerville crash

Johannesburg - Eighteen people were injured in a head-on collision between a taxi and car in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg on Saturday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 paramedics found some of them trapped in the wreckage's, spokesperson Chris Botha said in a statement.

"After all the injured were treated at the scene, paramedics transported them to various hospitals in the area for the care that they required," said Botha.

The cause of the accident was unclear.

Valerie van der Nest 2014-08-23 12:59:15 PM
Government take note!! The word "taxi" popped up again and again and again. People are dying every day on our roads and 99 percent a taxi is involved.
Zubeida Mahomed 2014-08-23 01:04:08 PM
These taxis again.They never obey the rules of the road.However ,feel sorry for the passenger as well as the oncoming cars occupants
Zubeida Mahomed 2014-08-23 01:05:44 PM
The taxi owners will never wake up Drivers will not reform..lawless... accidents will be ongoing Unless all these coffins on 4 wheels are burried in the graveyard for good
Joe Gomes 2014-08-23 01:32:55 PM
This road is like the road from hell... Single lane and taxis ignore the No overtaking rule all the time.
Amanda Groenewald 2014-08-23 04:30:03 PM
Ai so sad
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-24 08:24:46 AM
Well now. No surprises there then. Taxi? the cause of the accident is not unclear. Bet the driver disappeared miraculously uninjured, he more than likely blended in with the onlookers?
Saundi Thompson 2014-08-24 09:50:28 AM
I live in W/ville and the R82 is a gauntlet. Day and night. I pray everytime I get into s car. We serioudly need a robot and 24/7 security at the Spar 4 way stop.
Sandor Oroszi 2014-08-25 03:59:32 PM
We drove past the scene and there were SO many ambulancess. It was a really scary sight to behold. Thank goodness no one was killed.
Sandor Oroszi 2014-08-25 04:08:34 PM
Difficult to say who was at fault, but judging by the length of the tyre marks left by the taxi as it skidded along the road and then off, AND the distance from the point of impact to the resting place, one can only surmize that the taxi was travelling at speed.