28 May 2018, Cape Town: 35 people were left injured last night when a truck carrying workers overturned on a gravel road in Koue Bokkeveld, approximately 100 km from Ceres in the Western Cape.
ER24 Paramedics, along with Life Healthcare, arrived on the scene at 19h40 to find the Metro Services already in attendance.
A large truck was found lying on its side on the side of the road. The workers that had been travelling on the back of the vehicle were now found scattered around the scene.
Paramedics set up a triage area and began to assess the patients, finding that two had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition, while 33 others had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries, and the two critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions, before they were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent treatment.
The circumstances surrounding this incident are not yet known to paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.