Sunday, December 28, 2014

Three killed,three injured in truck collision

Oscar Thomas
28 December 2014

Three people, including two children, were killed and three others injured this evening after a truck collided with a bakkie on the N12 in Westonaria in Carletonville.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on scene and found the two vehicles in the middle of the road. Both vehicles had sustained a large amount of damage.

Meiring said three bodies of a woman in her 30’s, and two children aged 6 and 13 lay near the bakkie.
Meiring said it was apparent that the three occupants had been ejected from the back of the bakkie during the collision.
Meiring said unfortunately all the patients had succumbed to their severe injuries.

Meiring said three occupants, a woman in her 30’s, boy aged 4 and girl aged 13, they were in the front of the bakkie were found sitting next to their vehicle on the side of the road.
Meiring said it is believed that these occupants were pulled from the vehicle by bystanders.

Meiring said all three patients sustained moderate injuries and were treated by paramedics on scene.
Meiring said once treated, they were transported to Leratong Hospital for further treatment.
Meiring said the cause of the collision is still under police investigation.

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