At approximately 07h00 on Saturday morning 27 June 2009, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a very serious collision on the N1 south near the Cambridge bridge over the highway between the Rivonia and William Nicol exits in the Sandton area north of Johannesburg.
Arriving paramedics found that a bakkie and a luxury car had been involved in the incident and the bakkie had come to rest between the concrete barriers and the major roads works underway in the middle island.
The driver of the bakkie had been thrown through the windscreen of the vehicle, he had sustained a severe head injury and was in a critical condition and was placed onto emergency life support at the scene. He appeared to be between 30 and 40 years old and was transported by Netcare 911 to the Charlotte Maxeke hospital. A young male child, approximately 10 years old, appeared to have been unrestrained at the time of impact and tragically sustained severe injuries and died before paramedics arrived at the scene.
He was declared dead at the scene by the Netcare 911 medical team. Neither of the victims could be positively identified and it was not clear whether the driver of the bakkie was also the father of the child. The impact damage caused to the bakkie was severe resulting in the engine being throw out of the vehicle and the load box and canopy were sheered off and found in separate locations.
The driver of the top end luxury vehicle was lucky to sustain relatively minor injuries and was transported by another ambulance service to the Helen Joseph hospital, he was in a stable condition.
This incident was attended to by paramedics from the private ambulance services and the Metro Police.