Unfortunately a short while after arriving at hospital this patient passed away due to the serious injuries he had sustained.
A driver has sustained critical injuries after the vehicle he was in collided into the rear of a truck on the N3 North bound near Tollgate Bridge just after 8am on Tuesday evening.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the critically injured driver still in the wreckage. The patient had sustained critical injuries and Advanced Life Support Paramedics placed the man on a manual ventilator before carefully extricating him from the vehicle. Once the man had been stabilized on the scene he was transported to a nearby hospital by Rescue Care for the further care that he required.
At this stage it is unclear what caused the single vehicle to collide with the truck however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.
Whilst Paramedics were attending to this scene people slowing down on the South bound carriageway who were rubber necking caused a second collision on the busy highway. Fortunately no one was injured in the second collision.