2 June 2018

South Africa: 25 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Pile-Up On N12

At least 25 people, including a five-year-old child, were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the N12 in Etwatwa, near Benoni, involving 23 vehicles on Friday afternoon.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics had responded to the incident shortly after 16:30 on Friday afternoon, describing the scene as "chaotic".

"Rescuers found several vehicles and debris scattered across the highway. At least one truck was involved in the collision," said Meiring.

"Rescuers went from vehicle to vehicle to determine the injuries to occupants. Most of the occupants sustained minor to moderate injuries.

"A child, believed to be five years old, was found in one of the vehicles with serious injuries," Meiring said.

Meiring said ER24 paramedics had stabilised the child on the scene and called for an emergency helicopter to airlift the child to hospital.

A video capturing the aftermath of the accident has been circulating on social media.

"Fortunately, there were no fatalities on the scene. Rescuers stated that they were amazed that most people sustained only minor injuries," Meiring said.

He said the exact circumstances of the incident was not yet known, but local authorities had attended the scene and were investigating.

Source: News24

South Africa

Johannesburg Metro Police Warn of Possible Strike By Taxi Drivers

Johannesburg Metro Police have warned of a possible strike by Alexandra taxi operators on Monday after about 500 taxis… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 News24Wire. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.