Sixteen schoolchildren injured in taxi crash

One child is in a critical condition and fifteen others sustained minor to serious injuries after a taxi rollover on the N2 highway this morning.

The incident happened near the R300 in Mitchell’s Plain.

ER24’s Russel Meiring says that when paramedics arrived, they found Metro services treating the patients and the taxi positioned in an upright position.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that one girl had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition. It is understood that the girl was found beneath the taxi and shortly pulled away by the local authorities,” Meiring says.

“Fifteen other patients were assessed and found to have sustained minor to serious injuries.”

After being treated, all children were transported to nearby hospitals.

Meiring says that details surrounding this incident are not yet known and local authorities are investigating.