Incidents October 29, 2020
[TWEESPRUIT] – Bakkie and car collide leaving three dead, seven injured.
Three people were killed, including two children, and seven others injured this morning following a collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the N8 at the Tweespruit crossing in Tweespruit in the Free State.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 11h47 to find the two vehicles in the middle of the crossing. The Provincial EMS was already on the scene assessing the patients.
On closer inspection, medics found a 4-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl lying outside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, the children had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Eight other patients were tended to on the scene. A woman was found in a critical condition while seven other patients, including a 5-year-old boy, were found with minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries, and the critically injured woman provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care. Unfortunately, on arrival at the hospital, the critically injured woman succumbed to her injuries.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known.