Collision claims two
A TRIO of vehicle collisions across Gauteng this weekend claimed two lives and left several people with serious and critical injuries.
In an incident in Vanderbijlpark, two people were killed and two seriously injured after two vehicles collided. According to Netcare 911’s Chris Botha, paramedics found that the driver of a Mercedes had escaped with no injuries, but the four occupants of a red Nissan were still trapped in the wreckage.
“One tragically died before our arrival, one was critically injured, one sustained serious injuries, and miraculously one escaped with minor injuries.”
Botha said the critical victim died before the fire brigade could help him. The other patients were treated at the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital.
A 30-year-old man was also left critically injured on Saturday after his vehicle crashed into a lamppost.
According to ER24’s Russel Meiring, the accident happened on Langenhoven Road in Vanderbijlpark. Meiring said the paramedics found the car smashed against the light pole when they arrived on the scene. It is believed that there were two people in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Meanwhile, in Rivonia, a collision between three vehicles and a truck left one man critically injured and another with serious injuries on Saturday morning.
Botha said when paramedics arrived at the scene, they found accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles spread over a large area. The cause of the crash was unclear.
The roadway remained closed while police were conducting their investigations.
“Paramedics stabilised the injured at the scene, and one of the injured was airlifted to a specialised hospital for special care. The two other patients were transported by ambulance to other hospitals in the area for further treatment,” Botha said.