[LETSITELE] – Six killed, three injured in two-vehicle collision.
Six people have been killed and three others injured this afternoon following a collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the R71 near Letsitele, Limpopo.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene shortly after 17h00 to find the light motor vehicle in the road while the bakkie was found lying on its roof. Both vehicles had sustained a large amount of damage in the collision.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered four people, two women and two men, trapped inside the bakkie. Five other patients were found inside the light motor vehicle.
Paramedics assessed the patients and found that the two women and one man from the bakkie, as well as two others from the light motor vehicle had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
The forth patient from the bakkie, a man, was found lying trapped inside the vehicle in a critical condition while another critically injured man was found inside the light motor vehicle.
Rescue services had to use specialized equipment to free the trapped patients, an operation last a few hours.
Once freed, paramedics treated the critically injured men and provided them with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals.
Unfortunately, upon arrival at hospital, one of the critically injured men succumbed to his injuries.
Two other patients from the light motor vehicle were assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries. They were treated and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.