Two killed, five injured in bakkie crash

2011-04-30 09:52

A man and a woman were killed and five others injured when a bakkie they were travelling in overturned in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria, early this morning, Gauteng paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Jeffrey Wicks said the bakkie had veered from the road and rolled several times before coming to rest.

Occupants of the bakkie were thrown out through broken windows and the rear of the vehicle as it spun through the air.

The man and woman died prior to the arrival of medics.

Four others, among them two critically injured, were treated by paramedics while one woman had gone missing shortly after the crash, Wicks said.

He said the missing woman was found nearly 40m from the wreckage and was fighting for her life.

The injured were treated and stabilised at the scene before they were transported to the Netcare Pretoria East and Steve Biko Academic hospitals. 

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