Five People Have Been Killed, Four Injured In Collision On N8, Free State
Five people were killed and four others injured this afternoon following a collision between two vehicles on the N8 in Mandela View, approximately 10km outside of Bloemfontein.
ER24 Paramedics were returning to their branch when they came across the incident at 14h35.
On arrival, paramedics found one vehicle on the side of the road while the second vehicle was found in the road.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found three people lying outside the one
vehicle while two others were found lying trapped inside. Unfortunately, all five patients had already succumbed to their injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Four patients from the second were assessed and found that have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The patients were treated and thereafter transported to a nearby private hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.