Trauma Response Africa

2018-07-08 08:55:57 -


4 months ago

One person has died and another two sustained minor injuries in a horrific crash between a light mot...

One person has died and another two sustained minor injuries in a horrific crash between a light motor vehicle and a heavy goods truck on the N1 close to Raymond Mhlaba Rd outside Bloemfontein late yesterday evening.

On arrival emergency workers found the mangled wreckage of the car on the road surface and the truck on its side some distance further off the road.

Realising the severity of the driver of the car's injuries, paramedics acted quickly by rapidly extricating him from the wreckage before immediately starting advanced life support treatment and intervention.

He was stabilised on scene and then rushed to Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein in a critical condition where he later sadly succumbed to his injuries.

The other occupant of the car as well as the truck driver miraculously only sustained minor injuries and declined further treatment.

It is suspected that the truck hit the car from behind, partially running over it before leaving the road and overturning. The exact cause and circumstances surrounding the crash will be investigated by the SAPS.