A serious head on collision on the R560 in Hekpoort left one person dead and three others with multiple injuries after their Opel Rekord and a BMW collided head on with each other near the R563 intersection. Shortly after 11:00 paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene and found the two vehicles severely mangled. Paramedics found that the forty seven year old driver was killed instantly in the collision. A forty five year old passenger in the front seat sustained major head injuries and paramedics had to call in the ER24 Medicopter to stabilise the man.
The passenger was in a critical condition and was airlifted by the Medicopter to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further medical management. Paramedics also found a man and a woman in the back seat of the vehicle with several injuries. Both of them were stabilised on scene and transported to a local hospital in the area.
Bystanders explained to paramedics that one of the vehicles apparently overtook into oncoming traffic and resulted in a head on collision between the two vehicles. The driver of the BMW was also treated on the scene.
A family member that arrived on the scene explained to paramedics that the occupants of the Opel Rekord were on their way home after attending a funeral in the area.
The exact cause of this accident will be investigated.