men have been killed and three others injured this morning after a truck
collided with two light motor vehicles in the N14 Pinehaven intersection, west
Paramedics were at the petrol station when they heard a loud crash.
spokesman Russel Meiring said on assessments paramedics found the lifeless body
of the truck driver lying in the intersection. Unfortunately the driver had
already succumbed to his fatal injuries. It is believed that he had jumped from
his vehicle upon the collision, but got caught beneath the vehicles tires.
said one vehicle was found beneath the wheels of the truck while a second
vehicle was found in the nearby intersection.
added that fire services had to extinguish a small fire that had broken out on
the truck while paramedics assessed the occupants of the light motor vehicle.
The lifeless body of the driver and passenger in a critical condition were found
trapped inside the vehicle. Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life
equipment to free the patients before treatment could continue.
treated the patient and provided him with life support interventions to
stablise his vital signs. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the
driver and be was declared dead.” Meiring included.
also said that three other patients found, with minor injuries were treated and
thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
cause of the incident will remain the subject of a police investigation.
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