3 die as vehicle rolls

2014-11-27 07:18
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Johannesburg - Three people were killed and two others critically injured in a accident in Alberton, paramedics said on Thursday.

"Three people were killed and two others critically injured early this morning when vehicle rolled multiple times on the N12 near the R59 in Alberton," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after midnight and found a badly damaged vehicle in the fast lane of the road.

"On closer inspection, paramedics discovered the lifeless bodies of two female and one man patient. Unfortunately all three patients had succumbed to their severe injuries. Two other patients lay trapped inside the light motor vehicle in a critical condition," he said.

Emergency services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the patients from the light motor vehicle. They were transported under advanced life support to Baragwanath Hospital.

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