19MAY

[N12] – Bakkie rollover leaves two dead, eight injured.

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Two people were killed and eight others injured this morning following a bakkie rollover on the N12 between Westonaria and Fochville.

ER24 personnel, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 11h13 to find a bakkie lying upright on the side of the road at the bottom of a small embankment. The passengers from the vehicle were found lying all around.

Emergency personnel assessed the patients and found that a man and woman had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene.

Eight other patients were assessed, their injuries ranging from minor to critical.

Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, one critically injured patient was airlifted by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter to Sunshine Hospital. The remaining patients were transported to various facilities for further care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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