Incidents August 22, 2022
[BOKSBURG] – One killed, another injured in a head-on collision.
This afternoon, one man was killed and another injured when a bakkie and a taxi collided head-on on Commissioner Road in Boksburg.
ER24, Life Healthcare and the Provincial EMS arrived on the scene at 15h05 to find the bakkie and taxi in the middle of the road. On closer inspection, medics found the male driver of the bakkie walking around the scene while the taxi driver was entrapped in his vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the bakkie driver had sustained moderate injuries while the taxi driver was in a critical condition.
Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the taxi. Once released, medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured man with advanced life support. Unfortunately, after some time, the taxi driver succumbed to his injuries despite the best efforts of paramedics.
The bakkie driver was transported to a nearby hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.