At least 25 people were injured when a collision involving 23 vehicles occurred on the N12 in Etwatwa near Benoni this afternoon.
At approximately 4.30pm, paramedics from ER24 and various other services attended the scene which was described as ‘chaotic’. Rescuers found several vehicles and debris scattered across the highway. At least one truck was involved in the collision. Rescuers went from vehicle to vehicle to determine the injuries to occupants. Most of the occupants sustained minor to moderate injuries. A child, believed to be five years old, was found in one of the vehicles with serious injuries. ER24 paramedics stabilised the child on the scene and called for an emergency helicopter to airlift the child to the hospital.
Fortunately, there were no fatalities on the scene. Rescuers stated that they were amazed that most people sustained only minor injuries.
The exact circumstances of the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.