2 killed, 18 injured in Gauteng crashes

2016-08-20 10:17
The mangled wreckage of one of the vehicles in Roodepoort. (Photo supplied by ER24)

The mangled wreckage of one of the vehicles in Roodepoort. (Photo supplied by ER24)

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Pretoria - Two people were killed and 18 others injured in two accidents in Gauteng, paramedics said on Saturday.

“Two people died and 18 others were injured in two separate collisions in Gauteng. The first incident between a taxi and a car took place late last night at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Rhinoceros in Roodepoort,” ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.

Paramedics arrived on scene and found patients standing and walking around on the scene. Upon assessment it was found that they sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. They were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.

A taxi that was involved in the crash. (Photo supplied by ER24)

The second accident took place on the N12 East by Tom Jones Road in the early hours of Saturday.

“Upon arrival at the scene paramedics found Fire and Rescue on scene. There were two badly damaged vehicles with a patient trapped in each vehicle. Sadly the people had succumbed to their injuries. The exact causes of the incidents are unknown,” said Bodasing.

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