Two people sadly died and seven passengers sustained serious injuries in an accident on the N17 highway in Springs earlier on Thursday morning. Netcare 911 paramedics, Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD), DEMS and Gauteng Traffic Department responded to the accident.
William Ntladi, spokesperson of the Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) has confirmed that two people have been declared dead on the scene of this morning’s accident on the N17.
Three cars and a truck were involved in a serious collision at about 07h30 this morning on the N17 highway near the Wit Road off-ramp in Springs, Gauteng.
The highway was closed in both directions.
The motor vehicles involved in the collision: Volkswagen Polo Classic, Toyota Avanza and VW Polo Vivo and a Truck.
The drivers of the Avanza and Polo Classic were severely trapped inside their vehicles and were declared dead on scene.
“The driver of the truck was rushed to hospital as a priority one patient in critical condition as he thrown out of the vehicle,” Ntladi says.
Furthermore, seven passengers from the three vehicles, sustained serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to Sunshine Hospital in Benoni for further medical care that they required.
“All passengers who were rushed to hospital sustained fractures, they are in serious but stable condition.”
“The four passengers from the Polo Vivo didn’t sustain any injuries. We have not yet establish what the cause of the accident is,” says Ntladi.