Latest News January 12, 2023
[POORTVIEW] – Five killed, and several injured in a collision.
This afternoon, five people were killed and several others injured when a truck crashed into several taxis and pedestrians at the Peter and Hendrik Potgieter Road intersection in Poortview, Roodepoort.
ER24 paramedics and several other services arrived on the scene shortly before 14h00 to find several vehicles, including a truck and several taxis, on the side of the road. Numerous patients were seen scattered all around.
Medics assessed the patients and found three women and a man had already succumbed to their injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Nine other patients were tended to on the scene. Four were found in critical condition, while five others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, after some time, one of the critical patients succumbed to their injuries and was declared dead.
Once treated, the remaining patients were transported to various hospitals for further care.
The exact details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.