Three people were killed and five others were injured after two vehicles collided on the R551 in Meyerton yesterday afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 16H45, fire and rescue were busy extricating some of the entrapped patients.
Upon further assessment, three people were declared dead on the scene and five others sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.
One patient was in a serious condition and was airlifted to hospital by the ER24 Oneplan helicopter.
ER24, as well as other medical services on the scene, transported the rest of the patients to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
The exact circumstances of the incident are not yet known to our paramedics but authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
Ineke van Huyssteen