Wednesday, June 03, 2015

5 dead and 10 others injured due to road accidents

Jaimie-faith Poonah
03 June 2015

An accident late last night left four people dead and four others injured.

This is after a bakkie collided with a truck on the R30 in the Free State late last night.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics along with provincial services arrived on the scene and found the two wrecked vehicles off in the veld.

Meiring said both vehicles ha sustained a large amount of damage in the collision.

Meiring added that on assessment four lifeless males were found lying a few meters away from the overturned bakkie. Unfortunately all four patients succumbed to their multiple fatal injuries when they were flung from the vehicle.

Meiring said four other patients were found on scene with their injuries ranging from critical to moderate. One of the critically injured patient’s laid trap beneath the bakkie.

Meiring also said Rescue Services had to use their specialised rescue equipment to free the patient from beneath the vehicle.

“The four patients were treated by advance life support paramedics.” Meiring concluded.

Meanwhile in another accident on the N3 west bound before the Richmond off ramp in Pinetown left one person dead and seven injured.

It is believed that a vehicle travelling east veered across the centre median and collided head-on with oncoming traffic.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said when we arrived there we found that one man had tragically died, due to the severe injuries he has sustained.

Botha said there were six other patients that sustained injuries, ranging from critical to minor.

“They were all treated on scene and transported to various hospitals for further care.” Botha added.

The exact details to the cause of the accidents will remain the subject of a police investigation.



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