Col­li­sion claims two

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MASEGO PANYANE masego.panyane@inl.co.za

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.

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