Accidents claim two more lives

A woman was killed and two others seriously injured following a rear-end collision between two cars on the Bank road in Carletonville late Saturday night.
According to a spokesperson for the ER24 ambulance service, Russel Meiring, paramedics from ER24 and the provincial services arrived on the scene shortly before 23:00. They found one vehicle, a Volkswagen Polo in the veld on the side of the road and an Opel Kadett in the road. Upon closer inspection, they found a man and woman in one vehicle and a second man in the other vehicle.
According to WO Peter Masooa, the spokesperson for the SAPS in Carletonville, the police were also on the scene. They heard that Mr Johannes Kruger and his friend, Ms Alta Kruger had stopped on the side of the road when the Kadett in which they were driving had a puncture. The Polo, driven by Mr Vusi Mkhatshwa, smashed into the back of them.
Paramedics removed the patients from the vehicles and assessed them, finding that Mkhatshwa and Roos were in a critical condition and Kriel had sustained only moderate injuries. The critically injured received advanced life support interventions before Mkhatshwa was transported to Fountain Private Hospital and Roos to Carletonville Hospital for further care.
Unfortunately, Roos passed away as a result of her injuries upon arrival at the hospital and was declared dead.
Another person was killed and two others sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious after a truck and a car collided on the N12 in Fochville on Friday night.
According to a spokesperson for ER24, Ineke van Huyssteen, their paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 21:30.
They found one casualty with minor injuries walking around on the scene. Two others were found to be trapped in the car.
The fire brigade had to extricate both patients using the jaws of life. Upon further assessment, it was found that one person had sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. The other patient had sustained serious injuries. ER24 and the provincial EMS transported the patients to the hospital for further medical care.
‘Our paramedics do not know the exact circumstances surrounding the incident but police were on the scene for further investigations,’ says Van Huysteen.

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