Eight people injured in a car crash



Eight people sustained minor to moderate injuries when their bakkie crashed through a barrier on a bridge and down an embankment along the R54 Potchefstroom-Vereeniging road on Sunday.

ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak said the accident took place shortly after 9am. Vermaak said paramedics from ER24 and Tlokwe Fire Department arrived on the scene where they found the bakkie several meters down the embankment.


“Seven of the occupants, including four children (10 years old and younger), were found standing near the bridge. They were assessed and found with minor to moderate injuries. A woman was still trapped in the overturned vehicle. The Tlokwe fire fighters had to free her from the wreckage,” he said.

All the occupants were treated on the scene and later ferried to a nearby hospital.


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