According to ER24, an accident involving a taxi crashing into a swing, have left a child dead and 11 others wounded yesterday. The accident is said to have happened around Adams and Marrionridge in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal
A 12-year-old boy has been killed and 11 others injured this afternoon after a taxi knocked over two pedestrians and crashed into a swing at the corners of Adams and Marrionridge in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found that the taxi had crashed into a swing in the middle of the park. The body of the 12-year-old boy was found lying on the roadside while several passengers from the taxi were found walking around on the scene.
Paramedics assessed the young boy and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.
ER24 paramedics immediately began CPR and initiated advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, after some time, no vital signs returned and the child was declared dead on the scene.
A second pedestrian was found on scene, along with 10 passengers from the taxi.
Paramedics assessed the patients on scene and found that the injuries sustained ranged from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment.
It is believed that the driver of the taxi lost control, causing his vehicle to collide with the two pedestrians and finally crash into the swings.
Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.