Exact detail to the cause of the crash and preceding events is still speculative and will form part of the South African Police investigation.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that a car and a truck had veered off the roadway after impact, their twisted frames coming to rest down an embankment next to the roadway.
The twisted frame of the other truck was found obstructing the roadway with the driver still trapped in the mangled cab. After the injured were triaged, it was found that two men sustained serious injuries while a third man was found to be in a critical condition.
Firemen and rescue officers worked tirelessly for over an hour using the Jaws of Life and a heavy duty crane to extricate the critically wounded man while medics worked hand in hand to treat the injured.
The critically wounded man was extricated and all the injured were stabilised and immobilised at the scene before medics transported them to hospital for the care that they required.
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