13 killed, nine injured in Westonaria car accident

13 people were killed when a bakkie collided with a light motor vehicle on Sunday.
13 people were killed when a bakkie collided with a light motor vehicle on Sunday.
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A total of 13 people were killed and nine others injured last night when a bakkie collided with a light motor vehicle on the N12 between Fochville and Westonaria.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene at about 8pm and found lifeless bodies scattered around with some still trapped inside the two vehicles.

“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that five people from the light motor vehicle and eight people, including children, from the bakkie had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead,” said Meiring.

“Nine other people were assessed on the scene. Six people, including young children, were found to be in a critical conditions while three others had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions.”

Three of the critically injured patients, one being a child, were airlifted to nearby hospitals.

The remaining patients on scene were transported by ambulance.

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