An army of paramedics was dispatched to attend to the scene. Emer-G-Med’s RV8, A07 and A08 as well as Netcare911 and Tshwane Fire were there to help.
It’s alleged that a bakkie, which had been traveling northbound, lost control and veered over the centre median into oncoming traffic. The bakkie then collided with a fully loaded minibus taxi killing both drivers instantly.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and found that thirteen of the taxi’s passengers, as well as both drivers had already succumbed to their injuries and were entrapped within the mangled remains of the vehicles. A off-duty doctor had begun resuscitation attempts on one patient, unfortunately the patient was later declared dead on the scene.
Two passengers from the taxi sustained critical injuries, including multiple fractures. They were treated at the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
The City of Tshwane fire department used the “jaws of life” to cut the bodies from the vehicles. Ten adults and six children died from their injuries.
The South African Police Service’s specialist Accident Investigation Unit were on the scene to investigate further.