4 injured in Western Cape crash

2012-10-17 15:38

Johannesburg - Four people were injured when three vehicles collided on the N2 at Sir Lowry's Pass near Somerset West on Wednesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said a truck veered out of control, and a bakkie collided into the side of the truck, and a delivery vehicle then collided head-on with the truck.

"The two male occupants in the bakkie had sustained injuries, including suspected back, neck, and chest injuries, as well as various scrapes and bruises," he said.

"The delivery vehicle had two male occupants and both were trapped in the vehicle, as the drivers cab had crumbled inward, trapping both men in their seats."

He said rescue personnel used hydraulic rescue equipment to cut the vehicle open to free the men.

A helicopter transported one of the men to hospital for further medical treatment.