Monday, January 25, 2016

Two people died and 19 injured in an accident

Nontandono Mafanya
25 January 2016

One person was killed and 17 others injured in a collision involving a taxi and a bakkie that occurred earlier this afternoon. The collision occurred on the R71 about ten kilometres from Tzaneen.

ER24 Spokesperson Peter Rasouw says… “When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene they found that over and above the deceased patient, all the other injuries were minor to moderate.”

“Amongst the injuries was a pregnant woman.ER24 treated and transported two patients to Van Velden Memorial Hospital for further treatment.” He added

The remaining patients were treated and transported to hospital by other medical services on scene. The cause of the collision remains unknown, local authorities were on scene for further investigation.  

Meanwhile three people were killed and at least nine were injured in a collision between a bakkie and the light motor vehicle the collision occurred on the N4 near Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga.

ER24 Spokesperson Pieter Rossouw “when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that both occupants of the light motor vehicle sustained fatal injuries”

“The driver of the bakkie was also killed and front passenger of the bakkie sustained critical injuries. The critical injured patient was airlifted to Rob Ferreira Hospital for urgent medical treatment.” He added

The remaining patients were allegedly on the back of the bakkie. They all sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.”

“ER24 treated and transported two patience to Rob Ferreira Hospital. The remaining patients were treated and transported to hospital by other medical services on scene.”

The cause of the collision remains unknown, local authorities were on scene for further investigation. The area where the collision occurred is still closed for investigation.” He concluded



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