Incidents September 26, 2022
[SECUNDA] – Multiple-vehicle collision leaves approximately sixty injured.
This morning, approximately sixty people were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision on Graceland Road outside Secunda, Mpumalanga.
ER24 and several other services arrived on the scene at 05h55. On scene, medics found a truck on its side partially off the road while a bus was found some distance away in the veld. Several other vehicles were parked across the road.
Local authorities began to close off the road while emergency services set up a triage area.
On assessment, medics found four people in critical condition while more than fifty others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
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.
It is understood that one critically injured patient succumbed to their injuries upon arrival at a hospital.
The exact details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.