Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find the light motor vehicle in the right hand lane of the highway with the drive still inside the car, while the taxi was found a few meters away in the centre medium. The driver of the taxi was also found seated behind the wheel.
The driver of the light motor vehicle had sustained serious chest injuries and possible neck and back injuries. Advanced Life Support intervention was performed on the patient. The patient was placed on a drip and given analgesic medication before being taken out of the vehicle. The man was stabilised further before being transported by road to a nearby hospital for further medical care.
The driver of the taxi sustained minor injuries and was transported to Addington Hospital for a general check up.
It is believed that the driver of the light motor vehicle was travelling to work in the direction of Pinetown when the taxi did an illegal turn in the highway, causing the driver of the light motor vehicle to crash into the taxi side on. The necessary authorities were on the scene and would be investigating the incident further.