Saturday, October 31, 2015

3 and another one died in separate head-on collisions

Mbasa Gqokoma
31 October 2015

Three people died and four others were injured in a head-on collision between two vehicles on Marine Drive, Paarden Isalnd, in the early hours of this morning. ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing….

ER24 and Life Healthcare paramedics as well as other services arrived on scene and found one vehicle in the middle of the road and other one that had rolled on the side of the road. Three men had been ejected from one of the vehicles. They were assessed, sadly, there was nothing that could be done for them, they were declared dead.

Two people from the same vehicle as well as two from the other vehicles were trapped. They were extricated by Metro Rescue and Fire and Rescue Services with the use of Jaws-of-Life. Two patients were found to have sustained critical injuries and two had sustained moderate injuries.
They were treated and transported to local hospitals for further medical care.

The exact cause of the collision is unknown. Authorities were on scene.

Meanwhile, one person died and at least 15 others injured when a taxi veered off the N12 about 20km before Potchefstroom. Chitra Bodasing says

When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found that the taxi, which was travelling from Johannesburg, had rolled down a steep embankment.
Patients were found laying around the taxi.
Paramedics assessed the patients. Sadly there was nothing that could be done for one of the patients.

The person was declared dead.
All other patients were treated for minor to moderate injuries and transported to hospital for further medical care.”

Paramedics say the exact cause of the accident is unkown at this stage, however authorities were on scene.



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