One dead, another critical following collision on the R59 between Sasolburg and Parys

One person died and another sustained critical injuries in a collision between three vehicles on the R59 between Sasolburg and Parys earlier today.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found one vehicle on the side of the road on its roof. Two vehicles that collided head on were found close by. A woman, believed to be in her 50’s, was trapped in one of the vehicles.

The jaws of life was used to extricate the woman. Unfortunately she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, a man, was in a critical condition.

He was transported to hospital by ambulance. He was later airlifted by ER24’s helicopter, AER24, and transferred to another hospital. The occupants of the third vehicle were walking around on the scene.

The exact cause of the collision is unknown.

Authorities were on scene.

Chitra Bodasing
ER24 Spokesperson