One man was killed and another injured yesterday afternoon when a bakkie collided with two trucks on the Bleskop Road in Rustenburg.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene, they found a bakkie lying on its side on the side of the road. Two trucks were found parked on the opposite sides of the road, a short distance away.
Paramedics found one man lying next to the bakkie while another was found lying trapped inside.
Paramedics assessed both men and found that one had sustained moderate injuries while the man that lay trapped had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing more could be done for him and he was later declared dead on the scene.
The injured man was treated for his injuries and thereafter transported to Life Peglarey Hospital for further treatment.
It is believed that the bakkie collided head-on with the first truck. The second truck then slammed into the side of the bakkie, causing it to overturn. Shortly after impact, the bakkie burst into flames. Towing services were able to extinguish the fire.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.