Johannesburg - A multi-vehicle collision in Ekurhuleni saw one person airlifted to hospital after sustaining severe injuries, paramedics said on Tuesday. 

The incident reportedly took place in Springs at the Ermelo and Victoria intersection.

According to Netcare Limited spokesperson, Nick Dollman, paramedics responded to reports of a serious collision involving multiple vehicles at around 7am. 

"Reports from the scene indicate that three cars and a minibus taxi were involved in the collision. 

"Paramedics from Netcare 911 and other ambulance services attended to fifteen patients at the scene. Two of them had sustained severe injuries and were attended to by Advanced Life Support paramedics."

Among those severely injured was a 20-year-old woman who reportedly sustained several injuries and had to be placed on a ventilator at the scene before being airlifted to a specialised Trauma Unit for urgent medical care.

Dollman also confirmed that 13 other patients, who sustained minor to moderate injuries, were transported by ambulances to different hospitals for further assessment and care.

"EMPD and Fire Department were also at the scene and the incident and preceding events will form part of a police investigation," he said.