TAXI CRASH AT ST WENDOLINS
By: Sihle Makhowana
At least three people were seriously injured when the mini bus taxi driver lost control and plunges into a house in St Wendolins, south of Marianhill.
According to Paramedics from KZN Emergency Services, the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle after passing a curving bend which resulted in him crashing into the house.
“We were terrified after hearing such heavy knocks on the house. Not knowing the extent of the damage, we rushed and screamed on every bedrooms checking if we were all okay.
We’re grateful no one was injured,” said the Mhlongo family as they accessed the damage done by the taxi.
Eye witnesses say the taxi driver and two occupants he was travelling with were trapped inside and the taxi and the taxi had to be lifted for them to be rescued.
“They always speed around this bend neglecting the rules of the road. I hope this will open their eyes and learn to respect the rules of the road,” said Neli Mhlongo.
All three people including the driver sustained serious injuries and had to be rushed to St Mary’s hospital for continued care.
Marianhill Police said that the cause of the accident is still unknown but an investigation is in progress.