Two dead and 22 injured in massive collision
A massive multi vehicle collision occurred today on the R59 on the Vaal River Bridge. The collision involved 9 light motor vehicles, three taxis and one truck. The total amount of vehicles involved is 13. All the vehicles were piled up when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene. After assessment, paramedics found that two people had been killed in the collision and scores more injures. One person was entrapped in one of the vehicles in a critical state along with one other critical patient, 18 other people suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate. A veld fire caused the road to be covered in smoke, minimizing visibility and allegedly causing the collision. ER24 paramedics treated and transported three patients, one being critical, to Mediclinic Emfuleni for further treatment. All local authorities were on scene to investigate the cause of the collision, which still remains unknown.