Incidents December 21, 2019
[POTCHEFSTROOM] Three killed, 11 injured following collision
Three people were killed and eleven others were injured following a collision between a bakkie and a taxi on the R53 just outside of Potchefstroom this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 12H00, they found a taxi in the road and a bakkie off the roadway.
Upon further assessment, three people were found to have sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Six others had sustained critical injuries while five others sustained moderate injuries.
ER24, as well as EMRS, treated and stabilised the patients at the scene before transporting them to hospital for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.