24 March 2015
An accident this morning which involved a large truck and a light motor
vehicle left one person dead at the Snake and Tom Jones Road intersection in
The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject
of a police investigation.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said Paramedics from the ER24
Johannesburg East branch arrived on scene and found the crumpled motor vehicle
in the centre isle of the road.
Meiring said the entire right side of the vehicle had been crushed from
where the truck had collided with it.
Meiring said on assessment, paramedics discovered a 28-year-old-man
trapped in the driver’s seat in a critical condition.
Meiring said Paramedics immediately began their advanced life support
treatment while rescue services used the jaws-of-life to free the man from the
vehicle. Unfortunately, shortly after treatment began, the patient’s condition
deteriorated. Nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared
dead shortly after.
Meiring said the driver of the truck fortunately did not sustain any
"The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were
on scene for further investigations" Meiring added.
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