Man killed in Vanderbijlpark collision

2016-06-17 10:49

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Vanderbijlpark – A high-speed head-on collision between a minibus taxi and a bakkie in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, on Friday morning has claimed the life of one person, while another was critically injured.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the accident took place on the R42.

"A crumpled taxi was found lying in the middle of the road, while a bakkie, completely ripped open, was found lying on the side of the road," Meiring said. 

The body of a 42-year-old man, believed to be the driver of the taxi, was found trapped inside the vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old man was found trapped inside his wrecked bakkie in a critical condition and was rescued during an hour-long operation.

He was treated and transported to Sebokeng Hospital for urgent treatment.

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