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Eighteen injured, 2 serious, as bakkie overturns

Eighteen people injured, two serious, as bakkie overturns on the Benoni Road in Daveyton. Image: Arrive Alive

Eighteen injured, 2 serious, a

Eighteen people were injured, two seriously, when the bakkie they travelled in overturned on Benoni Road in Daveyton on Wednesday night, 28-December 2022.


Arrive Alive reports that when ER24 and the Provincial Emergency Services arrived on the scene at 19h15, they found the bakkie on its roof in the left-hand lane.

Several injured people were sitting on the ground next to the side of the road.

Two of the eighteen people injured in the accident were in a serious condition.


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“The paramedics assessed the patients and found that sixteen people had sustained minor to moderate injuries while two adults had severe injuries,” Arrive Alive reported.

Fortunately, there were no fatalities, Arrive Alive reported.

“The patients were treated, and the seriously injured were provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.”

Arrive Alive

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Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

In another incident, a suspected drunk driver fled on foot after colliding with two vehicles on Russom Street, Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday afternoon, 28 December-2022.

Motorists contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 17:49 after a white Toyota Etios crashed into a metal barrier.

“According to witnesses, the driver abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot in an unknown direction.”

Reaction Unit South Africa

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Witnesses told police that the Toyota Etios collided with a white Hyundai H100 bakkie and blue Toyota Yaris while exiting a supermarket.

“The light motor vehicle after that crashed into a metal barrier across the road. According to onlookers, the driver appeared intoxicated,” RUSA said.

The vehicle was handed over to the Verulam police station for further investigation.