11 killed, 4 critically injured in separate collisions on SA roads
In the latest incident, four people died in a crash on the R300 in Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - Four people have died in a crash on the R300 in Cape Town.
Two other people are in a critical condition after the driver of a Toyota RunX lost control of the vehicle early this morning.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says, "The driver lost control and hit the middle concrete barrier. There were four occupants in the vehicle who died and another male and one female were taken to hospital with serious injuries."
At the same time in Johannesburg, two people were killed and two others sustained critical injuries when their Toyota RunX overturned several times on the Wedela Road outside of Carletonville this morning.
Shortly after 5am, paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the severely mangled wreck of the vehicle partially wedged onto the embankment of the road.
Paramedics found a critically injured man approximately 20 meters away from the vehicle and another critically injured man underneath the vehicle. Both men were treated for multiple injuries before they were rushed off to Carletonville and Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospitals, respectively.
Two men with fatal injuries were found several meters away from the vehicle. The exact cause of the incident is not yet known.
Meanwhile, five people were killed in two separate collisions on the N11 in Ngagane, Newcastle, this morning.
Paramedics from ER24 travelling on the N11 came across a collision that involved a light motor vehicle and a truck.
Upon assessment, paramedics found a vehicle in the middle of the road with severe damage and a truck standing on the side of the road.
Three people were found with fatal injuries trapped inside of the light motor vehicle - a fourth person was found in the back of the vehicle in a critical condition. Due to the damage of the vehicle, paramedics had to call the local fire department to free the passenger from the wreckage.
Once freed, the passenger's condition deteriorated and despite efforts of paramedics the passenger was later declared dead on the scene.
The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision.
While paramedics were on scene of the accident, they were notified of another collision approximately three kilometres away from them.
They made their way to the scene and found a car lying on its roof in a ditch next to the highway. An elderly man was found several meters away from the vehicle. It is believed that he was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned. He was also declared dead on the scene.