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Car crashes into cyclists, killing one, injuring six

Er24. File photo
Er24. File photo
Image: ER24

One man was killed and six others injured on Friday evening when a light motor vehicle crashed into several cyclists on the R55 in Erasmia, Pretoria, on Friday night, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with other services, had arrived on the scene to find several people lying on the side of the road. A light motor vehicle was found a short distance away against the barrier.

“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that one man had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

“Six other patients were assessed on the scene. Three were found to have sustained moderate injuries while three others had sustained minor injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care,” Meiring said.

The driver of the light motor vehicle was not found on the scene, he said.

“The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”

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