Four people were killed and three others injured last night following a collision between a truck and bakkie on the R36 Ofcolaco Sekororo Road in Ofcolaco, Limpopo.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 17h22 to find other services already in attendance. A truck and a bakkie were found on the side of the road amongst some bushes.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found the bodies of a man and a woman lying amongst the wreckage. Unfortunately, both patients had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene.
Five other patients were found on the scene, including a young girl. Assessment showed that a woman and young girl had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition, while the three others had sustained moderate injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the two critically injured with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment.
Unfortunately, after some time in hospital, the critically injured woman and child succumbed to their multiple injuries.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.