[OLIFANTS NEK] – vehicle crashes into barrier leaving one dead, four injured.
One man was killed and four others injured in the early hours of yesterday morning when a light motor vehicle crashed into the roadside barrier on the R24 in Olifants Nek outside of Rustenburg.
ER24 personnel, along with the Provincial Services, arrived on the scene in the early hours of the morning to find a wrecked vehicle parked on the side of the road against the barrier. One man was found lying approximately 5 metres away from the vehicle while four other men were found walking around on the scene.
Medics assessed the men and found that one man had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition while the four other men had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Medics treated the men and provided the critically injured man with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Unfortunately, on route to hospital, the critically injured man succumbed to his injuries.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.