JHB EMS advise motorists to be cautious
The EMS says numerous accidents reported in and around Johannesburg are due to slippery roads.
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Management Services have urged motorists to drive with caution during the wet weather conditions.
A child and adult were killed after a minibus and car collided on William Nicol Drive on Saturday leaving 18 others injured.
The jaws-of-life had to be used to free some passengers from the wreckage.
Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said, "The total number of people injured in that accident was 18 and two who unfortunately lost their lives."
In a separate incident, 10 people have been injured in a taxi accident on Beyers Naude Drive.
It's understood the taxi collided with another vehicle last night.
ER24's Chitra Bodasing says the exact cause of the accident is being investigated.
"When paramedics arrive they found one person trapped in the taxi and other people next to the taxi. All patients assessed and treated for their injuries."
Mulaudzi says a number of other accidents were reported in and around Johannesburg and are due to slippery roads.
"We have been receiving a lot of rain in the last two days so we want to urge motorists to be cautious as they drive."
He also advised motorists to avoid flooded roads.