Taxi crashes into a light pole, seven people injured
Paramedics found the occupants, including a 10-year-old girl, sitting on the side of the road.
JOHANNESBURG - Seven people, including a 10-year-old girl, have been injured after a taxi crashed into a light pole in Birch Acres east of Johannesburg.
Paramedics arrived on scene to find the occupants of the vehicle sitting on the side of the road.
Although the cause of the accident is still being investigated, authorities say it may have been due to the brakes failing.
ER24's Russel Meiring said, "We treated the patients and then transported them to a nearby hospital; for further treatment. It is understood the driver lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to collide with a light pole and then overturn. Local authorities are on the scene for further investigation."