Taxi collides with Johannesburg Zoo wall leaving 16 injured


Johannesburg Metro Police have arrested the driver of a taxi who collided with the Johannesburg Zoo wall on Jan Smuts Avenue, leaving 16 passengers injured this morning. The incident took place while roads were cordoned off for a road running event in the area.

ER24 paramedics from two branches arrived at 10:30 am to find multiple services in attendance. One seriously injured female was treated using Advanced Life Support interventions before being transported to a private hospital for further care. Four other adults were treated by our medics and transported to Hillbrow Clinic for further care. Eleven other patients, including one baby and one child were treated by other services on the scene.

It is unknown as to the exact cause of the incident, however, SAPS and JMPD were on the scene for further investigations. 

Ross Campbell
ER24 Spokesperson
Corporate Communications

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