Nine injured as vehicle tumbles down N2

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STATEMENT BY NETCARE 911:

Nine people were injured, three seriously so, when a taxi overturned on the N2 south opposite Kingsway hospital on Sunday morning at around 08h04.

Netcare 911 paramedics was sitting at their base when they heard the deafening noise of the vehicle tumbling down the highway, and screams from the passengers.

When the paramedics arrived at the scene, they found accident debris obstructing the highway while the wreckage had come to rest in the centre median.The injured were spread onto the grass after some had been ejected.

After triaging the injured, it was found that three people had sustained serious injuries while seven miraculously escaped with minor injuries.

Medics stabilised the injured at the scene before transporting them to Prince Mshiyeni hospital for the care that they required.

Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

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