Seven people have been injured after a bus and a taxi collided on Umbilo Road near Chestnut Road in Umbilo Durban on Monday evening.

Rescue Care Paramedics responded to the call just after 11pm. On their arrival, they found that a bus and a taxi had collided in the roadway before the taxi veered off the road and crashed into a fence on the roadside. The taxi driver was found to be entrapped and the Durban Fire Department was called to assist and they had to use the jaws of life to free the man. Six passengers in the taxi had also sustained various injuries and were stabilised on the scene by Rescue Care’s Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required.

AT this stage the exact cause of the collision is unknown however SAPS Umbilo were on the scene and will be investigating further.

Kind Regards,

Garrith Jamieson
Operations Director