Three people were killed and another person sustained critical injuries in a head-on collision on the R512 in Renosterspruit near Lanseria.
Shortly before 4pm paramedics from ER24 and local emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the occupants of one of the vehicles trapped. ER24’s Rescue Personnel along with Lanseria Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to free a critically injured patient. Three people sustained fatal injuries in the vehicle and were declared dead.
The critically injured patient as well as another person with moderate injuries was extricated from the vehicle. An emergency medical helicopter was called to the scene to airlift the critically injured patient to hospital.
A security guard was found with moderate injuries in the second vehicle. He was treated on scene and transported along with the other patient to a nearby hospital. It is understood that there were five occupants in the one vehicle, while the security guard was alone in his vehicle at the time of the collision.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.