A man died and 16 other people were injured last week following a collision between a taxi and a car on Milkyway Rd, near Shongweni.

Ceron Lennox, Rescue Care spokesperson said: “Just before 7am Rescue Care and Meditech Paramedics was called to the scene of the serious collision on the Milkyway. On arrival they found that a taxi and a car collided, leaving multiple people with various injuries.” Lennox said that more ambulances and Advanced Life Support units was dispatched to assist with the multiple injuries.

“Unfortunately a male from the taxi sustained extensive injuries and succumbed to his injuries prior to the arrival of paramedics he was declared deceased on scene. The 16 people who sustained various injuries was treated and stabilised on the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for the further care that they required,” said Lennox.