A man was killed and five other people sustained various injuries when a car collided with a tree along Westlake Road in Roodepoort this afternoon.
Shortly after 4pm, paramedics from ER24, Johannesburg Fire Department and other services arrived on the scene where they found the vehicle wedged against a tree in the middle island of the road. Upon assessment, they found that the driver sadly succumbed to his injuries prior to paramedics’ arrival. One person was found in a serious condition. The ER24 OnePlan Medical Helicopter was activated to airlift the patient to hospital. Four other people were treated on the scene for various injuries and transported to nearby hospitals.
The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.