Easter weekend accidents

Photo: Netcare 911

Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson and Chris Botha, spokesperson for Netcare 911 reported that 18 people have been left injured on Thursday evening, 13 April after two taxis collided head-on on the R57 in Sasolburg.

ER24 and Netcare paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found two wrecked taxis on the side of the road. Both vehicles had sustained a large amount of damage in the collision. Upon closer inspection, paramedics found numerous occupants from the taxis walking around on the scene. Paramedics assessed the patients and found that 18 patients had sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported on the scene. The patients were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment. The exact cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Russel Meiring also reported that on Friday 14 April, 25 people have been injured after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the R82 near the Grasmere turn-off in the Vaal area. ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find a One-ton bakkie lying one the side of the road. The canopy of the bakkie had been completely ripped off. Numerous patients were found scattered around the scene.

Paramedics assessed the patients and found that a total of 25 had been injured. Three had sustained serious injuries while 22 had sustained minor to moderate injuries. The patients were treated for their injuries and the seriously injured provided with advanced life support interventions. The patients were thereafter transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment. It is believed that the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll and eject the occupants off the back of the vehicle. Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Werner Vermaak, communications Manager for ER24 reported on Saturday 16 April a 25-year-old man sustained critical head injuries when his vehicle crashed into a tree on the side of Johan Le Roux Road in Meyerton. Shortly before 8am, paramedics from ER24 and Midvaal Fire Department arrived on the scene where they found the young man still trapped in the Audi. The Midvaal fire fighters used rescue equipment to free him from the wreckage. Once freed, paramedics could place him on life support. He was later rushed to Sebokeng Provincial Hospital for further medical management. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene.

Werner also reported that eight people, including four children, sustained minor to moderate injuries when their bakkie crashed through a barrier on a bridge and down an embankment along the R54 Potchefstroom-Vereeniging road on Sunday morning 16 April. Shortly after 9am, paramedics from ER24 and Tlokwe Fire Department arrived on the scene where they found the bakkie several meters down the embankment. Seven of the occupants, including the four children (10 years old and younger), were found standing near the bridge. They were assessed and found with minor to moderate injuries. A woman was still trapped in the overturned vehicle. The Tlokwe fire fighters had to free her from the wreckage. All the occupants were treated on the scene and later transported to a nearby hospital.

Grasmere Accident Photo: ER24

Freestate Accident : Photo Netcare 911

Freestate accident. Photo: Netcare 911

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

Grasmere accident. Photo: ER24

 

R54 Accident. Photo ER24

R54 Accident. Photo ER24

Meyerton Accident. Photo ER24

 

 

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