Incidents October 10, 2020
[BESTERS] – Bakkie rollover leaves six dead, five injured.
Six people were killed, and five others left injured following a bakkie rollover on the S61 in the Besters area outside of Ladysmith late last night.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 21h44 to find the Provincial EMS already in attendance. A bakkie was lying on its side in the veld, 150 meters away from the road. Several people were found lying around the vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found that five people had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead by the Provincial EMS.
Six other patients were tended to on scene. Assessments showed that one person was in a critical condition while five others had sustained serious to minor injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Unfortunately, upon arrival at the hospital, the critically injured patient succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.