Johannesburg - A man died and three others were injured - two of them critically - when a light motor vehicle and truck collided head-on along the R71, outside of Tzaneen in Limpopo, ER24 said on Thursday.
Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found the man inside the light motor vehicle. “Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple injuries. Nothing more could be done for him and he was later declared dead,” said Meiring.
He said three other injured people were found on the scene. The truck driver who only had minor injuries was found walking around. Paramedics also found a man and a woman, believed to be in their 40s, trapped inside the truck. Both were a critical condition.
“Fire services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free both patients.Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided the two critically injured with advanced life support interventions,” said Meiring. The injured were taken to Van Velden Hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene. They are probing the cause of the fatal crash.
African News Agency