Three people have been killed, whilst three others have been left injured, two critically so, following a collision involving a Toyota Hilux and a heavy-duty vehicle on the N3 earlier.
Emer-G-Med paramedics arrived on the scene of the national highway near to the Eetam off-ramp, to find the Toyota Hilux had collided in a T-bone fashion with the heavy-duty vehicle, leaving five occupants.
of the Toyota, severely entrapped in the wreckage.
Three occupants were found to have sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased on arrival, whilst two others were found in critical condition. Emergency Care Practitioners worked fervently to stabilize them, using numerous advanced life support intervention techniques, whilst rescue technicians, cut them free from the wreckage using the Jaws-of-life.
Once free, they were transported by ambulance to nearby hospitals for urgent medical care.
A driver and single occupant of the heavy-duty vehicle suffered a moderate injury and was treated and stabilized on the scene before being taken to a local hospital for further care.
The cause of the collision is unknown and will form the subject of a South African Police Services investigation.