Man killed, four others including children injured in Brakpan accident

Paramedics said a man was killed while four others, including two children, were injured when a bakkie and small truck collided in Brakpan.

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A man was killed, and four others were injured, including two children, when a bakkie and a small truck collided on the R23/Boland road in Brakpan.

THE MAN SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES IN THE COLLISION 

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the paramedics and other services arrived on the scened just after 22:00 on Saturday.

“ER24 and other services arrived shortly after 22:00 to find the truck and bakkie in the middle of the road. A man was found lying motionless in the small truck while a woman, a man, and two children, a boy (3) and a girl (10), were found seated near the bakkie.”

He said paramedics assessed the patients and found that the man in the truck had sustained fatal injuries.

“Nothing could be done, and he was declared dead.”

THE CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL 

Meiring said the woman had sustained critical injuries while the man and children had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

“The patients were treated, and the woman provided advanced life support interventions before being transported to a nearby hospital for further care.”

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.