At approximately 07h05 on Wednesday morning 06 September 2017, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a very serious collision involving two minibus taxies on Louis Botha avenue not far from Hope street in the Houghton Estate area.
Reports from the scene allege that one of the minibus taxi’s was overtaking the other at the time of the incident and they both crashed into a building on the side of the road. The incident and preceding events will form part of a police investigation.
Netcare 911 and other private services, as well as the City of Johannesburg EMS, attended to the incident.
Paramedics attended to seventeen people at the scene, two had sustained moderate injuries while fifteen were very fortunate to escape with relatively minor injuries. All seventeen were transported by ambulances to different hospitals for further assessment and care.
The JMPD and the Fire Department also attended the incident.