A man and a woman were killed when two vehicles collided head-on on the R501 outside Carletonville.
THE FATAL ACCIDENT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT
According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said five others were also injured.
“Early this morning, a man and woman were killed and five other adults injured when two light motor vehicles collided head-on on the R501 outside Carletonville,” Meiring said.
PARAMEDICS FOUND TWO WRECKED VEHICLES ON THE SIDE OF ROAD
He said paramedics arrived at 00:56 to find both wrecked vehicles on the side of the road.
“A man was found lying motionless in one vehicle while a woman was seen lying near the second vehicle. Five other adults, a woman and four men, were walking around the scene,” Meiring said.
Paramedics assessed the patients and found that the man inside the one vehicle and the woman lying outside the second had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.
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THE MAN AND WOMAN WERE DECLARED DEAD ON THE SCENE
Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead by the Provincial EMS. The five other patients were found with moderate injuries.
Meiring said the injured people were treated and transported to Carletonville Provincial Hospital for further care.
CAUSE OF ACCIDENT WILL BE INVESTIGATED
“This incident’s details are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” he added.
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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.