ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.
ER24 is an Emergency Medical Service providing efficient, effective emergency response and pre-hospital care.
One man has been killed and three others critically injured after a head-on collision between two light motor vehicles on the R400 in Hartebeespoort Saturday evening.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found both light motor vehicles on the side of the road. Both these vehicles had sustained a large amount of damage in the collision.
On inspection, paramedics found the body of a man lying inside one of the vehicles. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead on the scene.
On inspection of the second vehicle, paramedics found a man, woman and girl, believed to be 13 years old. All three patients were found trapped and in a critical condition.
Rescue workers had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to carefully free and extricate the three patients. Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided all three with numerous advanced life support interventions.
The woman was later airlifted by a private medical helicopter while the man and girl were transported by ambulance to a hospital in Krugersdorp.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Russel Meiring, ER24 Spokesperson
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