15 Oct 2017, Free State: Six people were left injured this evening when two vehicles collided head-on on the N1 Highway in Kromdraai, approximately 80km outside of Bloemfontein.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the vehicles in the middle of the road. Several people were found walking around on the scene.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found one patients lying trapped inside one of the light motor vehicles. Five other patients were found on the scene.
Rescue services had to use specialized rescue tools to free the trapped patient from their vehicle. Once freed, paramedics assessed the patients and found that the injuries sustained ranged from minor to serious.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the seriously injured provided with pain-relief medication. The patients were thereafter transported to Pelonomi Provincial Hospital for further treatment.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known.