1 dead, 22 injured in Klerksdorp crash
Johannesburg - One man died and 22 others were injured in a head-on collision between a bakkie and a car on the Hartbeesfontein Road near Klerksdorp in the North West province on Sunday, paramedics said.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the bakkie, with its 20 occupants, collided head-on with a car on Sunday evening.
Paramedics found the man seated in the front passenger seat of the car had been killed on impact.
The driver and a woman seated in the rear of the vehicle were in a critical condition.
The injured occupants of the bakkie were lying near the wreck. Of the 20, several were seriously injured, including a mother and her infant child, Wicks said.
All the injured people were treated and taken by ambulance to the Tshepong State Hospital in Klerksdorp.