A speeding taxi that jumped traffic is blamed for a collision that left six (6) injured on Umdloti Beach Road in Umdloti Beach.

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Motorist witnesses called for assistance from the RUSA security company.

First Responders arriving on the scene found two taxis and two security vehicles in a mangled wreck. Four (4) patients were in critical condition and two others suffered minor injuries.

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Amongst the injured was a pregnant woman who was seated in the taxi at the time of impact.

According to witnesses, the taxis were driving recklessly in an attempt to overtake peak hour traffic and then collided with two (2) teams of On-Duty Reaction Officers. The scene was attended to by the Metro Police, Road Traffic Inspector (RTI), and several Private Ambulance services.

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The scene is still active (08:23).


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