Three men have been killed and nine others injured this morning
following a head-on collision on the R28 near Vereeniging on the borders of
Westonaria Russel Meiring said
“ER24 paramedics, along with various services, responded to the
scene to find the truck and taxi parked on the side of the road. The taxi had
been completely smashed up against the front of the truck.
Metro services closed off the road while paramedics and fire
services assessed the scene.
On assessment, paramedics found that three men had already
succumbed to their injuries prior to the arrival of paramedics. Two of the
deceased were found lying trapped inside the taxi while the third was found
lying outside the taxi.
Nothing more could be done for these patients and they were later
declared dead on scene.
Nine other patients were found on scene with injuries ranging from
minor to critical. Some of these patients also lay trapped inside the wrecked
Rescue workers had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the
patients from the wreckage.
Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided the
critically injured patients with advanced life support interventions.
One critically injured patient was airlifted by the ER24
helicopter while the second was airlifted by a private medical helicopter.
The remaining patients were treated and transported to various
hospitals in the area for further treatment.”
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