National 20.9.2016 01:49 pm

Twenty-five injured after delivery vehicle rolls on N1

There were 25 people injured when the vehicle lost control and rolled on the N1 highway. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

There were 25 people injured when the vehicle lost control and rolled on the N1 highway. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

The patients sustained minor to moderate injuries.

A light delivery vehicle lost control and overturned on the N1 North after William Nicol Drive in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, injuring 25 people, this morning, September 20.

Emer-G-Med paramedics attended the scene shortly before 7am.

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend to the scene of the incident. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend to the scene of the incident. Picture: Emer-G-Med.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen said: “Paramedics immediately set into action and set up a triage area, where the injured patients were assessed and treated on the scene. Once stabilised, the 25 patients, who sustained minor to moderate injuries, were transported to various nearby medical facilities for further care.”

Cohen said 22 of the patients were transported by Emer-G-Med.

“The exact cause of the collision is unclear and was investigated by local traffic authorities,” he said.

Caxton News Service

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