Incidents December 24, 2022
[R501] – Head-on collision leaves three dead, three injured.
This morning, three people were killed and three others injured following a head-on collision between a taxi and a light motor vehicle on the R501 between Carletonville and Potchefstroom.
ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on the scene at 05h58 to find the taxi and light motor vehicle off the side of the road.
On closer inspection, medics found a man and two women lying inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, all three patients had already succumbed to their numerous injuries.
A woman, a man and a young girl were found lying outside the vehicles. Medics assessed the patients and found that the woman and child were in critical condition while the man had sustained moderate injuries.
Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.