A woman, believed to be in her 30s, was killed this morning when heavy industrial equipment fell off the back of a truck onto her light motor vehicle on the M61 in Meyerton.
At 09h54, ER24 and Midvaal Fire arrived on the scene to find the two vehicles in the middle of the road. A large industrial machine was found crushing the front half of the light motor vehicle. A woman was found lying trapped inside the car in critical condition.
Midvaal Fire Services had to use specialised equipment to free the woman from the car. Once released, medics treated the woman and provided her advanced life support. After treatment, the woman was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a private hospital. Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.