Two Metro EMS officials killed in head on collision

 Two Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance crew members died in a head-on collision in Wolseley Road in Worcester on Sunday Morning.

Reports revealed that the accident happened at about 6.50am when the ambulance the EMS officials were travelling in collided with a truck.

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) confirmed of the two officials, the department said that they mourning their death.

Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo and Western Cape Premier Alan Winde visited the emergency medical services offices in Ceres.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said: “Initial reports of the incident indicate that an ambulance collided head-on with a truck. Both ambulance occupants succumbed to death, while the truck driver was being treated for his injuries.

“Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a culpable homicide vehicle accident,” Traut said.

According to reports the ambulance was not carrying any patients at the time of the incident.

WCGH MEC Nomafrench Mbombo said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of two of our EMS officers early this morning in a collision on the Ceres/Wolseley Road.”

“I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of two of our EMS paramedics who died while on duty. This is an immense loss to the department and their families.”


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