Two men were killed when their vehicle crashed into the concrete bridge pillar on the R57 in Vanderbijlpark on Saturday evening.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON SATURDAY EVENING
According to ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell paramedics were on the scene at 18:49 along with towing and another private service.
“Two men have been killed in a head-on vehicle collision with the concrete support pillar of a bridge on the R57 this evening.
“The two men were found entrapped and having suffered fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on arrival,” Campbell said.
BOTH MEN WERE DECLARED DEAD ON THE SCENE
He said at the time of this report, and crews were waiting on SAPS and the Fire Department to arrive for investigation, extraction, and hand-over of the scene.
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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.
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