News 29.4.2017 05:21 pm

Two killed in two accidents within 15 minutes apart

The scene of the fatal accident on CR Swart Drive in Edleen on Saturday morning. Photograph: S Petcov

The scene of the fatal accident on CR Swart Drive in Edleen on Saturday morning. Photograph: S Petcov

One of the vehicles overturned, ejecting its driver

Two people were killed in two accidents within 15 minutes of each other in Kempton Park on Saturday morning, Kempton Express reports.

A pedestrian died when a vehicle collided with him on Pretoria Road near Elgin Road at about 7am, said Werner Vermaak, spokesperson for ER24.

“Paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found the lifeless body of the man lying in the road. There was nothing they could do for him and he was declared dead.

“Bystanders explained the vehicle responsible for the collision fled the scene prior to paramedics’ arrival.”

The incident was handed over to the local authorities for investigation.

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In a second collision, about 15 minutes later, paramedics from ER24 also attended to a fatal accident at the intersection of CR Swart Drive and Green Avenue, where they found two vehicles collided with each other.

Vermaak said one of the vehicles overturned, ejecting its driver. Upon assessment, paramedics found the driver was trapped underneath the overturned vehicle. He was declared dead on the scene.

“Three other people were found with minor injuries near the second vehicle. They were assessed by paramedics and transported to Arwyp for further care.”

Investigations are on-going.

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Caxton News Service

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