Taxi passenger dies in M1 crash

Johannesburg – Last Wednesday morning a taxi and a truck collided at on the M1 and one person was killed, while two were rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

  The person who died on the scene was a passenger in the taxi.

  JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the driver of the taxi was transported to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

  Minnaar said nine nurses who were on their way home from work occupied the vehicle.

  “With more and more traffic on the road, it is about drivers now being more cautious. We don’t want accidents such as this to happen; we don’t want people unnecessarily losing their lives. Drivers must be cautious, when they overtake, they must make sure that it is safe to overtake. They must not speed because speed is one factor that contributes to accidents every time,” Minnaar said.

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