A six-year-old girl was killed and two women critically injured when two cars collided on the N14 in Centurion on Thursday, paramedics said.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said that paramedics, along with various other services, arrived on the scene and found one light motor vehicle on the embankment while the second vehicle had come to a stop in the emergency lane.
“Upon closer inspection, paramedics found a six-year-old girl and a woman in her 20s in one of the light motor vehicles while a woman in her 30s was found in the second vehicle. Paramedics carefully extricated the young girl and the woman in her 20s from the vehicle and assessed both of them,” he said.
“The girl was found to have sustained fatal injuries and showed no signs of life while the woman was found to be in a critical condition. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the girl and she was declared dead on the scene.”
He said that while paramedics were working on one of the critically injured women, they found that her vital signs were rapidly diminishing.
CPR and advanced life support treatment was immediately initiated in an effort to stabilise her condition, he said.
“After a short time, the patients vital signs returned. She was loaded into an awaiting ambulance and transported to a private hospital for urgent treatment. The driver from the second vehicle, a woman in her 30s, was also assessed by paramedics and found to be in a serious condition,” he said.
“She was treated for her injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions before she was transported to a private hospital for further treatment. It is believed that that approximately three other patients were found on scene with minor injuries. They were treated and transported by other services to nearby hospitals.”
He said the exact cause of the accident was not known.