A 20-year-old man was left critically injured after a multiple vehicle collision on the Kiepersol Road in Witbank, Mpumalanga, late last night.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the wrecked taxi and light motor vehicle in the road.
Upon inspection, paramedics found the driver lying inside the light motor vehicle in a critical condition. Rescue services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the man from the vehicle.
Once freed, paramedics treated the man and provided him with advanced life support interventions. Once the patient was stable, paramedics transported him to Witbank Provincial Hospital for further treatment.
It is believed that one of the vehicles involved in the collision apparently fled from the scene.
Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.