A four-vehicle crash that happened in Tartlon near Krugersdorp on the West Rand, on Friday night. The crash has claimed one person’s life, leaving eight others injured. ER24 paramedics and other medical care professionals treated the patients before they were transported to the hospital.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene after 20:30 to find several patients that had to be rushed to the nearest hospital. Of which two of them were critically injured and had to be airlifted by medical helicopters for further medical care.
The one person died on the four-vehicle crash and he was affirmed dead by paramedics as he was not showing any signs of life, therefore, nothing could be done to him.
Spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said, “Upon further assessment, they found a man seated in the driver’s seat of the one vehicle showing no signs of life. He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.”
The injured patients had to be treated by ER24 and other medical care services , before they could be transported to the hospital.
“Three others were found to have sustained serious injuries. Two were still entrapped in the vehicle and the West Rand fire department had to extricate them using the jaws of life,” said Van Huyssteen.
“Two medical helicopters were activated to airlift two of the seriously injured patients to the hospital for further medical care. Five others were found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” she added.
South African Police Service (SAPS) were on the scene to gather information for further investigation.
It is not yet known on might have been the cause of the four-vehicle crash.