8 injured and 1 killed after taxi rolled

A taxi passenger was killed and eight others injured after a taxi rolled over in in Newfields.

One man was killed and eight others injured on Monday after a taxi rolled over in Jakes Gerwel Drive in Newfields.

Medics found the taxi lying on its side off the main road with a man lying trapped inside the taxi.

Fire services extricated the man and discovered that he had sustained numerous injuries, said ER24’s spokesman Russel Meiring. While medics were treating the man, his vital signs rapidly diminished. CPR and advanced life support interventions were immediately initiated but after 30 minutes he succumbed to his injuries.

Eight other patients were treated for minor to serious injuries and transported to nearby hospitals for further care.