South Africa: Bakkie Rollover Leaves Two Dead, Five Injured

30 September 2019

Clocolan — Two people have been killed and five others injured this morning following a bakkie rollover on the R26, approximately 10km outside of Clocolan in the Free State.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial EMS, arrived on the scene at 06h58, to find the bakkie lying on its side near a tree. A young girl was found lying partially beneath the bakkie while a man was found lying a short distance away. Five other patients were found inside the vehicle.

Medics assessed the patients and found that the girl lying under the bakkie had already succumbed to her injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.

Six other patients were tended to. Four patients, including two young boys aged between 1 and 2, had sustained critical injuries while two other patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to Clocolan Provincial Hospital for further care.

Unfortunately, at hospital, one of the critically injured patients, a man, succumbed to his injuries.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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