On Friday night, following a four-vehicle collision, a person got dead while eight others sustained injuries, paramedics said.
This happened on the R24 in Tarlton, near Krugersdorp on the West Rand.
It was until 8:30pm, ER24 paramedics got to the scene to discover several patients, spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said.
“Upon further assessment, they found a man seated in the driver’s seat of the one vehicle showing no signs of life. He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.”
“Three others were found to have sustained serious injuries. Two were still entrapped in the vehicle and the West Rand fire department had to extricate them using the jaws of life.”
“Two medical helicopters were activated to airlift two of the seriously injured patients to the hospital for further medical care. Five others were found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” Van Huyssteen said.
She said ER24 with several other medical services provided treatment to the patients at the scene before they were transported to the hospital for further medical attention.
“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.”
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