ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.
ER24 is an Emergency Medical Service providing efficient, effective emergency response and pre-hospital care.
One person was killed and two others sustained critical injuries when two trucks and two vehicles collided with each other on the R511 towards Hartebeespoort this afternoon.
Shortly before 4pm paramedics from ER24 and Hartebeespoort Emergency Services arrived on the scene where they found the vehicles scattered across the scene. One of the vehicles was lying on its side on the side of the road.
Sadly, one person was found with fatal injuries and another with critical injuries in the vehicle lying on its side. One of the truck drivers was found with serious injuries and had to be extricated from the cabin of the truck.
Fire fighters had to use rescue tools to free the trapped patient from the overturned vehicle.
Three other people, believed to be from the second light motor vehicle, sustained minor injuries and declined to be transported to hospital.
The exact cause for the collision is not yet known. Bystanders on the scene explained that a severe hail storm was present at the time of the collision which might have contributed to the cause.
The exact cause will be investigated by the local authorities that attended the scene.
Russel Meiring, ER24 Spokesperson