[PELLISSIER] – Three vehicles collide leaving three dead, seventeen injured.

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Three people were killed and seventeen others injured this evening following a three-vehicle collision on the N1 Highway near Curie Avenue in Pellissier, Bloemfontein.

ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene at 21h15 to find the Provincial Fire Services in attendance.

A taxi was found on the side of the road, crashed through a wall, while a bakkie was found in the emergency lane well alight. A third vehicle was found parked near the bakkie.

Medics assessed the patients and found that three people, including a young child, had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.

Seventeen other patients were assessed and found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals 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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