Earlier this afternoon Emer-G-Med Paramedics responded to the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on the N4 national highway, between Malelane and Komatipoort.
On arrival on the scene, paramedics were met with absolute mayhem as two coal trucks were to have collided head-on, at high speed. As a result of the impact, one of the trucks caught fire, engulfing the occupant, a male driver believed to be approximately forty years of age. Unfortunately, he was burnt beyond recognition and declared dead on the arrival of paramedics.
The driver of the second truck was treated for minor injuries only.
In a second incident a light motor vehicle crashed into the two trucks, resulting in four adult occupants suffering moderate injuries, they were treated and stabilized on scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care.
Traffic in the area was severely affected as the roadway was closed to allow emergency personnel to work.
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