On Friday evening Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a three-vehicle collision on the R42 in Vanderbijlpark. Exact detail to the cause of the crash is still speculative and will form part of the South African Police investigation.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the roadway littered with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles consistent with that of a high impact collision. After the injured were triaged it was found that a man in his fifties sustained life-threatening injuries, two others were seriously injured while two people sustained moderate injuries.
Paramedics worked hand in hand at the scene to stabilise the injured and after the critically injured man was placed on a ventilator and spinally immobilised, they airlifted him to a specialised hospital for the care that he required.
The other patients were treated at the scene before medics transported them to various hospitals for the care that they required.