- More than 20 children were injured in a car accident when a BMW SUV crashed into a minibus taxi
- The children had been on their way to school when the accident happened on Thursday morning, 21 October
- The car was being driven by a 14-year-old when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with the school transport taxi
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DURBAN - On Thursday morning, 21 October, a minibus taxi collided with an SUV that led to 23 school children sustaining a both minor and serious injuries on Mafukuzela Road in Ntuzuma, north of Durban.
The accident happened at around 7:30am while the children were on their way to school.
Speaking to Briefly News, Prem Balram, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) spokesperson, stated that a 14-year-old had been driving his father's BMW when he lost control and collided with the taxi.
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Balram added that neither the driver of the minibus taxi nor the teenager were injured. He explained that the children sustained injuries because of the impact of the accident but no child was thrown out of the vehicle.
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Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst says paramedics treated the children at the scene of the accident before they were taken to hospital to receive further care, according to The Witness.
More than 50 people injured on KwaZulu Natal roads, 2nd bus crash in less than 2 weeks
Briefly News previously reported that more than 50 people who were travelling in a bus on Monday night, 18 October on the R56 near Umkomaas in KwaZulu-Natal were injured when the bus overturned.
Craig Botha, KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulance Service spokesperson, said paramedics arrived at the scene and found 58 people who sustained multiple injuries.
According to IOL, of those injured 10 people were in critical condition, 26 people sustained serious injuries and 22 suffered moderate injuries.
Botha says paramedics treated those injured on the scene before they were taken to hospital by multiple ambulances. This recent accident occurs only days after a horrific bus accident on the N3 near the Bergville offramp in KwaZulu-Natal, which killed 10 people on Tuesday last week, according to a report by The Witness.
Source: Briefly News