Two people critical in N12 head on collision

safety preventing head-on crash

Two people were left in a critical condition when two vehicles collided head on with each other on the N12 outside Potchefstroom.

Late last night, paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found the wreckages of the two vehicles. A 21-year-old man was found trapped inside of his vehicle. Fire fighters from Fochville had to use the jaws of life to free the man from the wreckage. He sustained multiple fractures and several other injuries. Once freed, he was rushed to Mediclinic Potchefstroom for further care.

A woman in the other vehicle was also in a critical condition. She sustained multiple injuries. She was rushed to the same hospital by another ambulance service.

The exact cause for the collision is not yet known.

Werner Vermaak
ER24 Spokesperson