PICS : Bloemfontein accident leaves one dead – one injured


A man has tragically died and another was seriously injured after a car and a truck with mielies collided on the N6 about five kilometres out of Bloemfontein. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events is still speculative and will form part of the police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles consistent with that of a high impact accident spread over a large area. The car was found to have come to rest on its roof with the two occupants still trapped in the twisted frame, the truck was engulfed in flames.

Paramedics clambered into the wreckage to treat the injured, after triaging it was found that one man had tragically died before our arrival, the other was in a serious condition. Paramedics deftly immobilised the injured man before the patient was extricated from the wreckage and transported to a local hospital for further care.