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[R59] – Head-on collision leaves one dead, five injured


One person was killed and five others injured, including four children, when three vehicles collided on the R59 between Vereeniging and Vaalpark.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h45 to find two wrecked light motor vehicles in the middle of the road. A third light motor vehicle was found parked on the side of the road.

On closer inspection, medics found the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, laying near the one vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

Five other patients, including four children, had been in the second vehicle at the time of the collision. Assessments showed that all five patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby provincial hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Russel Meiring l ER24

Rolina Vorster

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