Incidents August 19, 2020
[POLOKWANE] – Head-on collision leaves four dead, two injured.
Four people were killed, and two others left critically injured late last night following a head-on collision between two taxis on Nelson Mandela Drive in Polokwane.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene shortly after 19h00 to find both taxis in the middle of the road. One was found upright while the other taxi was found lying on its side. Several people were found lying scattered around the scene.
Medics assessed the patients and found that three patients had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Three other men were tended to on the scene. Assessments showed that two were in a critical condition, while the third man was in a serious condition. Medics immediately treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, one of the critically injured men succumbed to his injuries.
Once the two patients were treated, they were transported to Polokwane Provincial Hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.