4 killed in Upington collision

2013-04-01 12:00
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Johannesburg - Four people were killed when their car collided with another vehicle five kilometres outside Upington, paramedics said on Monday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the two vehicles - a VW Polo and Toyota Verso - collided on the N14 outside Upington around 05:00.

"Upon arrival, paramedics found the Polo appeared to have collided into the side of the Verso and then overturned into a tree," said Jackson.

"The four young adults in the Polo, two men and two women appearing to be around the age of 22, did not survive their injuries and the four were trapped in the wreckage. There were no signs of life and they were declared dead," she said.

The occupants of the other vehicle, a family of six, suffered minor to moderate injuries during the impact.

They were treated on scene and transported to the nearby hospital.

In another incident around the same time, a taxi collided with a stationary bakkie believed to be abandoned on the side of the highway on the N12 outside Kimberley.

"The taxi collided into the bakkie with such force that the front of the taxi was left extensively crushed and the driver was trapped in his seat," Jackson said.

The left side of the driver's body, especially his leg, had been crushed by the dashboard, and the steering wheel was pushed into the driver's compartment by the impact, she said.

"Although awake and talking to paramedics, he was in a lot of pain and he was bleeding from his injuries."

Paramedics used the Jaws of Life to remove the taxi driver from the wreckage. He was stabilised on the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The driver was the only occupant of the taxi at the time.

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