CAPE TOWN – Three people died, and at least ten others, including an eleven-year-old child, were injured when a taxi and a light motor vehicle collided on Robert Sobukwe Drive in Bellville on Monday evening.

“At approximately 5pm, paramedics from ER24, Metro EMS and Rescue, Life Healthcare and other EMS arrived on the scene where they found three people with fatal injuries. Sadly, there was nothing that paramedics could do for them and they were declared dead on the scene,” said ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak.

“At least ten other people were found near the taxi with various injuries ranging from moderate to serious. It is understood that all of the occupants were ejected from the taxi when it overturned several times. A child, believed to be eleven years old, sustained serious injuries. He was placed on life support and rushed to Red Cross Children’s Hospital for further care.

“At this stage, the exact number of injured occupants from the light motor vehicle is not yet known.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.”

Emergency services attended to three separate collisions on Robert Sobukwe Drive during the same time.

Richard Coleman from Traffic Services in the City of Cape Town added: “The driver of the other motor vehicle was not injured and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.”

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