Two people were killed and three others sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate after the vehicle they were traveling in rolled on the N12 at the Putfontein exit in Gauteng early this morning.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at 04H20, they found two people inside the vehicle. Two others were found walking around on the scene. Upon further assessment, it was found that one of the patients in the vehicle had succumbed to his injuries and he was declared dead on the scene. Three patients were found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Paramedics then found another man lying some metres away from the vehicle. Unfortunately, there was nothing paramedics could do for the man and he was declared dead on the scene.
ER24, and another medical service on the scene, transported the patients to hospital for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known to our paramedics but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
Ineke van Huyssteen