Midrand taxi accident claims at least 1 life

Officials are investigating after a taxi overturned on Monday morning, resulting in one death and several injuries.

At least one person was killed and several other injured after an accident on the N1 in Midrand. Picture: @Netcare911_SA

JOHANNESBURG – At least one person has died and several others have been injured in a road incident involving a taxi on the N1 in Midrand.

Officials are investigating after the taxi overturned on Monday morning.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Meanwhile, motorists have been advised to avoid that area.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe says: "A government helicopter has airlifted a critically injured person to a trauma facility for further medical care. All those who are injured will be treated on scene and transported to various hospitals in Johannesburg."

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)