Johannesburg - Two children and three adults were injured in an accident on the N1 near Bloemfontein on Friday, paramedics said.

A car was travelling on the N1 highway when it was hit by truck from behind, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

“Paramedics treated two children, aged eight and (two), for moderate injuries.

“Three adults were also treated for moderate injuries,” Vermaak said.

The occupants of the car were transported a nearby Bloemfontein hospital for further treatment.

The driver of the truck was not injured. - Sapa