Four dead, several injured in horror Baden Powell car crash

A horrific accident in Baden Powell Drive claimed the lives of four people on Monday.

Four occupants of a Datsun Go died after the vehicle collided with a minibus taxi in Baden Powell Drive. Six occupants of the taxi were injured and also admitted to hospital.

The Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Service/Air Mercy Service rescue helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Baden Powell Drive to airlift the injured to hospital.

Four people have died and several others were left injured in a horrific car crash along Baden Powell Drive on Monday morning.

The incident, which took place shortly after 11am during a police chase after an incident at Mnandi Beach, saw a family of four lose their lives while six other people were left seriously injured.

According to the police, the crash victims – two men and two women – succumbed to their injuries while a fifth passenger, a woman who was travelling in the same vehicle, was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

SAPS spokesperson André Traut said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal vehicle accident. “Initial reports indicate that a Datsun Go collided with a minibus taxi. Five people were travelling in the Datson Go, four people from the vehicle were declared dead on the scene while the other passenger was transported to a hospital.

“In the other vehicle, six people were left injured and also admitted to hospital.

“It is believed that the Datsun Go was being pursued by members of law enforcement following an incident at Mnandi Beach, and while in pursuit, a SAPS vehicle also gave chase in an attempt to stop the driver, who then lost control and collided with the taxi,” Colonel Traut said.

– Cape Argus