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[WESTONARIA] One killed, three seriously injured in R28 collision

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One person was killed and three others sustained serious injuries in a collision between a truck and a light motor vehicle at the N12-R28 intersection in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg.

At approximately 4.45am on Saturday morning, paramedics from ER24 and local emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the truck lying on its side. The light motor vehicle was found with severe damage a few meters away. Upon assessment, paramedics found that the driver of the light motor vehicle sustained fatal injuries. He was declared dead on scene. Another two men and a woman were found trapped inside of the vehicle with serious injuries. The Westonaria Fire Department had to use rescue equipment to free them from the wreckage. Once freed, they were stabilised and rushed to Randfontein Lenmed Hospital for further care.

The driver of the truck was found walking around on the scene. He was assessed by paramedics but later declined to be transported to the hospital.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.

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