Accidents kills 14 in Gauteng

Three separate accidents have claimed the lives of 14 people.

FILE: A Netcare 911 ambulance. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Three road accidents in Gauteng have left a total of 14 people dead on Monday.

Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said 10 people including two children died in Kempton Park in a head-on collision close to midnight on Sunday.

Nine of the victims died on the scene and another passed away in hospital.

She said six more people were seriously injured.

"When we arrived at the scene we found a light delivery vehicle had collided head on with a passenger vehicle."

She said the injured people were treated at the scene before being transported to nearby medical facilities for further care.

Meanwhile, another crash on the R50 between Delmas and Bapsfontein left three people dead.

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesperson Rogers Mamaila said three men died after their vehicle collided head-on with a truck.

He said the bodies is in the process of being extricated.

In Vereeniging, a 60-year-old woman died as a result of her injuries following a car accident with a truck.

Steinmann said, "The female driver of the motor vehicle was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was critically injured and paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital. Tragically, the woman passed away due to the extent of her injuries."

It's not yet clear exactly how the accident occurred.