Man killed in tragic accident
A pedestrian has been killed after he had been struck by a light motor vehicle. While a motorist sustained serious injuries when six cars collided on the N2.
According to Kyle Van Reenen, It’s alleged that the pedestrian was found lying in the roadway, having suffered critical injuries, whilst a passenger of the vehicle involved was found seated in the wreckage with serious injuries.
Advanced life support paramedics worked fervently to stabilize the two serious patients, whilst medics from various other ambulance services tended to the injuries of the several other motorists involved in the pile-up.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries on scene and went into a state of cardiac arrest. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation efforts were attempted, however, they were unsuccessful and the man was declared deceased
Several other motorists suffered injury ranging from minor to moderate and once triaged, treated and stabilized on the scene; the injured were taken by ambulances to various nearby receiving emergency medical facilities for further definitive care.
Part of the roadway remained closed whilst emergency services worked to clear the scene. Traffic was severely affected and the necessary authorities were on hand to assist.
The exact cause of the incident is unclear at this stage and will form part of a South African Police Services investigation.