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68 injured in FState bus crash

Free State

Bloemfontein - At least 68 people were injured when two buses collided outside Bloemfontein in the Free State on Thursday, paramedics said.

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09 Subject: Brick truck crashes through wall after partial head-on collision with tow truck.Statement: At approximately 09h20 on Thursday morning 12 March 2009, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a very serious collision involving several vehicles on Douglas road near to the corner of Alexander road in Douglasdale in the Fourways area. Picture. Netcare 911

“All the patients were treated on scene before they were transported to various hospitals for further medical care,” Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

All 68 people sustained serious injuries, she said.

The accident happened on the N1 south-bound at around 7am.

When paramedics arrived, they found the two buses were involved in a rear-end collision.

The cause of the accident was unknown. - Sapa

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