[MAGOEBASKLOOF] – Bakkie and car collide leaving one dead, twelve injured.
One woman was killed and twelve others injured last night following a collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the R71 Magoebaskloof, approximately 30km outside of Tzaneen.
ER24 personnel, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the bakkie lying on its roof while the light motor vehicle was found parked a short distance away.
On closer inspection, medics found the body of a woman lying inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, the woman had already succumbed to her injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead on the scene.
Twelve other patients, all from the bakkie, were assessed and found to have sustained minor to serious injuries.
The patients were treated and provided with pain-relief medication before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.