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Four people died in just under 48 hours and seven suffered significant injuries as a result of car accidents in Gauteng. Shawn Herbst, spokesperson for Netcare 911 said they responded to reports of a collision on Simon Vermooten Road, Pretoria, in the ...

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Four dead, seven injured in car accidents across Gauteng in 48 hours

Published by: O. Elijah
08/30/2020 04:22 PM

Four people died in just under 48 hours and seven suffered significant injuries as a result of car accidents in Gauteng.

Shawn Herbst, spokesperson for Netcare 911 said they responded to reports of a collision on Simon Vermooten Road, Pretoria, in the early hours of Friday.

"Reports from the scene suggest a crash between a car and truck. One person has unfortunately succumbed to her injuries, an adult female, "he said.

 

There was another crash the same morning on the N1 at Pretoria.

"Witness reports say a truck and vehicle were involved in a crash. One individual had suffered his death sadly while another had minor injuries.

"The patient was treated on-scene and was transferred to hospital for further care by ambulance until stabilized," Herbst said.

A collision on the N1 in the direction of Pretoria was registered on Saturday afternoon, just before the Allendale off-ramp in Midrand. Scene reports say two vehicles were involved in the crash.

 

Herbst said medics treated four patients on the scene while rescue technicians from Netcare 911 used hydraulic equipment to free the driver of one of the vehicles. Upon stabilized, all four patients were taken to hospital by ambulance for further care.

Netcare 911 was responding to news of a crash on the R28 near West Village in Luipaardsvlei, Krugersdorp on Saturday night.

"Scene reports indicate that a car and bakkie were involved in a collision which caused one of the vehicles to catch alight.

"Fire and rescue services at Krugersdorp managed to douse the flames.

“Medics assessed the patients and found that an adult male and female had sustained fatal injuries and were sadly declared deceased on the scene.

“Another two male patients had sustained serious injuries and once treated were transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.” Herbst said

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