[TZANEEN] – Four killed, five injured in two-vehicle collision.
Four people were killed and five others injured this morning following a two-vehicle collision on Deerpark Road in Tzaneen in Limpopo.
ER24 personnel arrived on the scene at 07h00 to find several other services already in attendance. A light motor vehicle was found parked on the side of the road while a SUV was found in the middle of the road.
Upon closer inspection, medics found four people lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, all four patients had already succumbed to their multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Five other patients from the SUV were tended to. Assessments shoed that one had sustained critical injuries while four others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the deceased from the vehicle.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.