Two men were killed when two vehicles collided in a horrible accident on the Golden Highway in Devland on Sunday afternoon.
PARAMEDICS FOUND TWO HEAVILY WRECKED VEHICLES
ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said paramedics arrived at the scene at approximately 14:00 on Sunday.
“Paramedics found two heavily wrecked vehicles standing across the roadway – one lying on its roof,” she said.
A MAN WAS FOUND LYING OUTSIDE AFTER HE WAS EJECTED
Van Huyssteen said a man was found lying outside of the white vehicle, it is understood that he was ejected.
“Unfortunately, the man was showing no signs of life. Another man was found lying entrapped underneath the bakkie. He was also showing no signs of life. Both men were declared dead at the scene by paramedics,” she said.
ANOTHER MAN WAS FOUND TRAPPED UNDERNEATH BAKKIE
Van Huyssteen said two other patients were found to have sustained moderate injuries.
They were treated at the scene before being transported to the hospital by another medical service.
“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not known to our paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” she said.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:
Stop your car and stay at the sceneFirstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.Help anyone who has been hurtWhile you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.Get the detailsRecord the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.Report the accidentInform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.