Incidents October 3, 2021
[R71] – Bakkie rollover leaves one dead, six injured.
One man was killed and six others injured this morning when the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the R71 between Tzaneen and Polokwane, Limpopo.
ER24 and other services arrived at 08h43 to find the local authorities and towing services already in attendance. A wrecked bakkie was found on its roof on the side of the road. Six people were found lying some distance away from the vehicle while one patient was trapped inside the bakkie.
Medics assessed the patients and found that a man and two women were critical while the entrapped patient and two others had sustained minor to moderate injuries. A seventh man was to have already succumbed to his numerous injuries.
The Provincial Fire Services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the entrapped man from the bakkie. Once released, medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support. Once treated, the patients were transported to various hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.