15 people injured in a bus collision in Paarl

Mbasa Gqokoma

27 May 2015

15 people have been injured in an accident on the Swawelstert Road in Paarl this morning.

It is believed that the bus was transporting the occupants to work when the collision occurred.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found that a bus had left the road and had come to rest in a nearby vineyard.

Meiring added that some of the occupants were found sitting outside while two patients were found sitting inside the bus.

“On assessment, paramedics found that 15 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Paramedics treated the patients on scene and thereafter transported them to Mediclinic Paarl and Paarl Hospital for further observations. Fortunately no one had sustained any injuries.” Meiring said.  

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