R40 accident between Nelspruit and Barberton

One person tragically died while two others were injured in a roll – over accident along the R40 between Nelspruit and Barberton this morning at around 08h40. Reports indicate that the vehicle was traveling on the Hilltop Pass when it overturned, exact detail to the cause is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare  911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found that some of the injured was still trapped in the twisted frame of the vehicle, accident debris was spread over a large area. After triaging the injured, it was established that two people had sustained life-threatening injuries while one was in a serious condition.

After the injured were extricated and stabilised at the scene, paramedics transported them to local hospitals for the care that they required. Tragically, one of the critically wounded died soon after arriving at the hospital.