Saturday, May 23, 2015

2 dead and 3 injured after truck collided with 2 cars

Jaimie-faith Poonah
23 May 2015

Two 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 of Johannesburg.

ER24 Paramedics were at the petrol station when they heard a loud crash.

ER24 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.

Meiring said one vehicle was found beneath the wheels of the truck while a second vehicle was found in the nearby intersection.

Meiring 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.

“Paramedics 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.

Meiring also said that three other patients found, with minor injuries were treated and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the incident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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