Incidents January 29, 2020
[VANDERBIJLPARK] – Truck and car collide leaving one dead, five injured.
One man was killed and five others injured, including two children, when a truck and light motor vehicle collided on the R553 in Vanderbijlpark Industrial Area.
ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial Fire and EMS, arrived on the scene at 09h15 to find the two vehicles in the road.
On closer inspection, medics found that the driver of the light motor vehicle, a man in his 30s, had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Five other patients were tended to on the scene. The driver of the truck, found seated inside his vehicle, was found with several injuries and was in a critical condition. A man and woman seated inside the light motor vehicle were found with serious injuries while two children had escaped serious injury.
Medics treated the patients and provided the critically and seriously injured with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.