Incidents July 26, 2022
[SYFERBULT] – Train crashes into bakkie, killing one, injuring two.
Yesterday afternoon, an 11-year-old girl was killed and two others injured when a train crashed into their bakkie on a farm road crossing in Syferbult between Derby and Magaliesburg.
ER24 arrived on the scene at 15h30 to find the bakkie smashed against the front of the train. Community members had already pulled two girls and a man from the bakkie.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the 11-year-old girl had already succumbed to her numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for her, and she was declared dead.
A 17-year-old girl and a man believed to be in his 40s were found with numerous injuries and were in critical condition.
The patients were treated and provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.
Fortunately, no one from the train sustained any injuries.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.