Four Die, Seven Injured In South African Automobile Accidents

No fewer than four people have died in different car accidents that occured in Gauteng, South Africa, News Central reports.

According to a paramedic service in the country, seven people sustained various degree of injuries in the accidents, which occurred within 48hours.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said an early morning call on Friday indicated there was a collision on Simon Vermooten Road, Pretoria.

“Reports from the scene indicate that a car and truck were involved in a collision. One person, an adult female, had sadly succumbed to her injuries,” he said.

Same morning on the N1 in Pretoria, another collision occurred.

Reports from the scene indicate that a truck and car were involved in a collision. One victim died from his injuries while another sustained moderate injuries.

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“The patient was treated on scene and once stabilised was transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment,” Herbst said.

On Saturday, there were reports of a collision on the N1 in the direction of Pretoria just before the Allendale off-ramp in Midrand. Reports from the scene indicate that two cars were involved in that collision.

Herbst said medics treated four patients on scene while Netcare 911 rescue technicians had to employ hydraulic tools to free the driver of one of the cars.

All four patients, once stabilised, were transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

On Saturday night, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the R28 near West Village in Luipaardsvlei, Krugersdorp.

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Reports from the scene indicate that a car and bakkie were involved in a collision resulting in one of the vehicles bursting into flames.

The Krugersdorp Fire and Rescue Services managed to douse the flames.

Medics assessed the patients and found that an adult male and female had sustained fatal injuries and were sadly declared deceased on the scene.

“Two other male patients sustained serious injuries and once treated were transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.” Herbst said.


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