Several people died and others were injured on Johannesburg roads last night and in the early hours of the morning.
In one incident last night ER24 paramedics and other services attended to a taxi and car collision about 25km from Potchefstroom on the R501. The taxi veered off the road and rolled into the veld.
Two people were killed as the taxi rolled and 12 other people were injured.
The patients sustained minor to critical injuries. Patients were treated and tranaported to local hospitals.
While on scene motorists notified paramedics of a head on collision that had occurred about 4km away. Two vehicles collided head on and three other vehicles then crashed into that scene while trying to avoid the debris on the road.
One person was treated for minor injuries and transported to hospital.
In another incident that occured on the M1 north after the Booysens of ramp, one person died and another was treated by ER24 paramedics for moderate injuries.
It is understood driver of the vehicle lost control and hit a barrier and street light pole.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found a patient lying on the side of the road. He was assessed and it was found that his vitals were deteriorating. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him but he succumbed to his injuries.
The patient who sustained moderate injuries was treated and transported to hospital.