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[HEIDELBERG] – Three-vehicle collision leaves one dead, six injured.

One man was killed and six others left injured, including three children, following a three-vehicle collision on the R23 near Heidelburg, late last night.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 21h00 to find three light motor vehicles scattered on the scene. Several services were already on scene assessing the patients.

On closer inspection, medics found the body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, lying on the side of the road. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

Six other patients were assessed on the scene, including three children. One man had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition, while the remaining patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured man with advanced life support interventions.

Once treated, the critically injured man was airlifted to hospital by a private medical helicopter while the other patients were transported by ambulance.

It is understood that one light motor vehicle had collided with two other stationary vehicles that were parked on the side of the road.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.