[N17] Two trucks and three vehicles collide leaving two dead, two injured.
Two men were killed and two others injured this morning following a collision between two trucks and three light motor vehicles on the n17 between Bethal and Ermelo.
ER24 personnel, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the two trucks and three vehicles scattered all along the road. The two trucks had sustained a significant amount of damage in the collision.
On closer inspection, paramedics found the body of a man lying trapped in one of the light motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
A driver of one of the trucks, a man, was found lying trapped inside the cab of his vehicle. Ermelo Fire Services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the man from the wreckage. Once freed, the man was treated and provided with advanced life support interventions.
After some time, the man’s vital signs rapidly diminished. CPR and further advanced life support interventions were initiated, in an effort to revive the patient. Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries.
Two other patients, both with minor injuries, were treated and transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known.