Incidents July 1, 2022
[POLOKWANE] – Man killed after bakkie and truck collide.
Yesterday morning, a man was killed after a bakkie and truck collided on the N1 highway outside Polokwane.
ER24 and other services arrived at 07h51 to find the bakkie on the road while the truck had stopped some distance away in the emergency lane.
On closer inspection, medics found a man lying trapped inside the bakkie in a critical condition.
Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the bakkie. Once released, medics treated the man and provided him with advanced life support before he was transported to Mediclinic Limpopo for urgent care.
Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
The driver of the truck, fortunately, escaped serious injury.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.