Head on collision in N14.
Photo: ER24

Six injured, including two children in a head-on collision on the N14

Paramedics said six people were injured, including two children when a bakkie and a light motor vehicle collided head-on on the N14.


Head on collision in N14.
Photo: ER24

Six people were injured, including two children, when a bakkie and a light motor vehicle collided head-on on the N14 between Randfontein and Carletonville on Wednesday afternoon.


According to ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring paramedics and other services arrived at 17h37 on the scene.

“Paramedics found a bakkie in the left-hand lane while a light motor vehicle was found on the side of the road.

“Four adults and two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 14-year-old, were found lying around the bakkie and car.’

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Meiring said paramedics assessed the patients and found that the two children and two adults had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition, while the remaining two adults had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

“Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the two critically wounded adults were airlifted by private medical helicopters to nearby hospitals while the remaining patients were transported by ambulances.”

He furthermore said local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Meanwhile, two men in their 40s have been critically injured in a single bakkie rollover at the intersection of Pomona and High Roads in Kempton Park on Tuesday evening.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene at 17:55 to find a bakkie on its roof and the driver entrapped. The passenger was found outside the bakkie. The man in the bakkie had suffered head injuries and was in a critical condition.”

ER24 Ross Campbell said the man was extracted by the ER24 team before being treated with Advanced Life Support interventions and immobilised.

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“Another service on scene had by this time already called for a private medical helicopter to transport the patient to a hospital for further care.”

He said the 45-year-old passenger was also found to be in critical condition.

“He was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions, immobilised and transported to a private hospital in the area for further care.”