Horror crash after car swerves to avoid dog

2012-03-31 11:25
Johannesburg - A teenager has died in a multiple car crash which left at least another 13 people critically injured on the N12 highway on Saturday, south of Johannesburg, paramedics said.

"Two cars, a bakkie and a very big truck were involved in a collision. When paramedics arrived there were people lying everywhere, including the children on the back of the bakkie," said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

"A child aged between 14 and 16 deteriorated on the scene, and unfortunately passed away."

He said the accident happened near the Southgate Mall around 08:00.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said it was believed that the accident occurred when one car swerved to avoid a dog which ran across the road.

The other vehicles then crashed into it, and skidded to a halt on the road.

He said three children, aged between six and 16, were trapped in the wreckage and seriously injured.

Paramedics were still on the scene around 10:00.

In a separate incident on Saturday morning, 16 people were injured when the minibus taxi they were travelling in crashed on the N1 south near the Rivonia offramp, said Banks.

He said three people were treated for suspected neck and back injuries while the others suffered minor injuries.

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