One killed, 16 injured after two cabs crashed with each other

A collision between two taxis on the R549 in Ratanda, south of Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany — A collision between two cabs happened on the R549 in Ratanda earlier this Thursday, with 17 casualties.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said their paramedics found the two cabs in the middle of the road. The passengers from both taxis were already out of the vehicles and walking around on the scene.


The paramedics assessed the passengers with their injuries. However, one man, a passenger of one of the taxis, had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.

Meiring states that nothing could be done for the victim.

Furthermore, the assessed passengers from both taxis were found to have injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

The medical responders transported the injured passengers to nearby hospitals for further care.

There are currently no further details surrounding the incident. However, local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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