[MUSINA] – Head-on collision leaves two dead, four critical.
Two men have been killed and four others injured this morning following a head-on collision on the N1 Highway, approximately 10km outside of Musina in Limpopo.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find an SUV in the left-hand lane of the highway while the large taxi was found on the opposite side, parked amongst some bushes.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered that the SUV had burst into flame. Fortunately, passing motorists had been able to extinguish the blaze, prior to the arrival of paramedics.
Paramedics assessed the patients inside the SUV and found that two men had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were later declared dead.
Four other patients, were found lying trapped inside the SUV. Assessments showed that all four patients were in a critical condition.
Provincial Fire Services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the trapped patients from the vehicle. Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions.
Shortly after treatment, the patients were transported to Musina Provincial Hospital for further care.
The driver of the taxi was assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries. He was treated and transported by another service to a nearby hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.