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One dead in Wendywood crash

One person died and at least 18 others were injured in a collision between a taxi and a car in Wendywood.

One person died and at least 18 others were injured in a collision between a taxi and a car in Wendywood, Johannesburg on 16 July, 2012. Picture: ER24

JOHANNESBURG - One person died and at least 18 others were injured in a collision between a taxi and a car on Monday, in Wendywood, north of Johannesburg.

It is not clear how the crash on the M1 Highway between Marlboro Drive and Woodmead occurred.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the taxi veered off the highway and crashed through an embankment after the collision.

Terrence Teixeira of the Matrix Road Safety Association (MRSA), who was on the scene, said paramedics, the fire department and metro police officers were treating injured persons.

A section of the highway was closed briefly, to load patients in an emergency helicopter.