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16 injured as taxi rolls into swamp in Welkom

Sixteen people have been injured, four of them seriously, when a taxi lost control and rolled into a swamp on the side of the R730 at the Bronville crossing outside Welkom this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 15:20 to find that all the passengers had managed to self extricate themselves. 14 adults and two children were treated on scene before being transported by ER24 and another emergency service to a private hospital in Welkom for further care.

The South African Police Services as well as the Traffic Department were on scene for further investigations.

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