Three people died following a collision between two vehicles on the R80 (Mabopane Highway), north of Pretoria, late on Thursday night.
ER24 said paramedics and rescue personnel arrived on the scene of the accident close to Bremer Street at around midnight to find a car on its roof in the veld, about 20 metres from the road. A second vehicle was upright and about 50 metres into the veld.
Four people, believed to have been ejected, were found lying several metres away from the two vehicles.
ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said that one woman had already died before she could be attended to.
“A man and another woman died while paramedics were on scene,” Bodasing said. “There was nothing that could be done to save them.”
Another man with multiple injuries was found to be in a critical condition.
“This patient was treated and airlifted to hospital by a private emergency service that was activated to the scene.”
According to Bodasing, there were at least three other people who sustained minor injuries and they were transported to hospital.
The exact cause of the accident was not known but authorities were on scene for further investigations.
– African News Agency (ANA)