Incidents July 19, 2021
[HEILBRON] – Several vehicle collision leaves approximately 25 injured.
Approximately 25 people were left injured yesterday afternoon when a taxi and three other vehicles collided on the R57, roughly 20km outside Heilbron.
ER24 and other services arrived on the scene at 14h40 to find one vehicle in the road while a taxi and two other vehicles were on the side of the road. Several people were found trapped inside the vehicles, while numerous others were found walking around on the scene.
Provincial Fire Services had to use specialised equipment to free the entrapped from the vehicle.
Once freed, medics assessed the patients and found that four people were in a critical condition while approximately twenty others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment. Several patients with minor injuries declined transportation to a hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.