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[POTCHEFSTROOM] Two killed, three injured following head-on collision

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Two people were killed, and three others were injured following a head-on collision on the R54 direction Vereeniging about 10kms from Potchefstroom last night.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at approximately 21H00, they found two light motor vehicles next to the road. Upon further assessment, paramedics found the driver of the one vehicle entrapped in the driver seat showing no signs of life. The passenger of the vehicle was lying on the ground next to the vehicle and had sustained fatal injuries. Paramedics declared both of them dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was also found on the ground next to the vehicle, and he had sustained serious injuries. He was transported to the Potchefstroom Provincial hospital. The passenger of the vehicle had sustained moderate injuries. The third patient was found walking on the scene, and he had sustained moderate injuries. ER24 transported them to Mediclinic Potchefstroom for further medical care.

JB Marks Municipality Fire and Rescue service was on scene to assist with the extrication.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.

 

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