Four people were killed and two others injured when their vehicle rolled on the N3 in Heidelburg.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY MORNING
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the accident happened on Friday morning.
“Four people were killed and two others critically injured when their vehicle rolled on the N3 in Heidelburg,” he said.
SIX ADULTS WERE FOUND LYING INSIDE VEHICLE
Meiring said ER24 and the Provincial EMS arrived at 06h40 to find a wrecked vehicle upright on the side of the road. Six adults were found lying inside the car.
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“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that two women and two men had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.”
ALL SIX PEOPLE WERE DECLARED DEAD ON THE SCENE
He said another man and woman were found with several injuries and were in critical condition.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support before being transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.
The local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:
- Stop your car and stay at the scene
- Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. 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.
- Help anyone who has been hurt
- 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. 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.
- Get the details
- Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. 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.
- Report the accident
- 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. 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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