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Four people died and twelve were left injured in Westonaria accident. Photo: Pexel

Four dead, multiple injured in Westonaria accident

ER24 said the accident which left 14 people injured and four dead, was between a taxi and light motor vehicle.

pedestrian critically injured

Four people died and twelve were left injured in Westonaria accident. Photo: Pexel

Four people lost their lives while fourteen others sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor in a collision on the N12 in Westonaria, close to the R28, on Wednesday evening.


ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said the collision was between a taxi and a light motor vehicle (BMW).

ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 19:30 and found multiple patients on the scene. 

“Unfortunately, four people were found to have sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead at the scene by paramedics,”

said van Huyssteen.

Two other people sustained serious injuries, while twelve others were found to have sustained minor injuries.

ER24, GPG, and another medical service at the scene treated the patients before transporting them to various hospitals for further medical care.

She said the exact circumstances surrounding the are not known to their paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Meanwhile, earlier his week two people were killed and three injured when a light motor vehicle crashed into a light pole on the N12 in Johannesburg South.

ER24 and the City of Johannesburg EMS arrived at 19:00 to find a light motor vehicle smashed against a light pole.

“On closer inspection, medics found a man and a woman lying trapped in the front of the car. 

“Unfortunately, both patients had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead,”

said van Huyssteen.

Two other women and a baby were tended to on the scene. 

One woman was in a critical condition, while the other woman and baby girl had sustained moderate injuries.

Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured woman with advanced life support before they were all transported to a nearby hospital for further care.


  1. Stop your car and stay at the scene
  2. Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. 
  3. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
  4. Help anyone who has been hurt
  5. While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. 
  6. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
  7. Get the details
  8. Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. 
  9. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
  10. Report the accident
  11. Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. 
  12. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.

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