Yesterday afternoon Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the R617 Wartburg road for reports of an accident.

When emergency services arrived they found that a truck and taxi had been involved in a collision.

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that 16 occupants sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical. The critical patient was entrapped and the jaws of life were used to free the patient.

All the patients were treated on scene before being transported to the hospital for further treatment.