One dead, two critical in Carletonville car crash

Three men were found in a critical condition scattered across the scene.

One person died and two others were critically injured in a car crash on the R501 Welverdiend Road in Carletonville on Sunday, paramedics said.

Paramedics from ER24 and the local emergency medical services (EMS) arrived on the scene at about 8.30am and found a car had overturned and rolled several times, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

“All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Three men were found in a critical condition scattered across the scene. The ER24 Oneplan medical helicopter as well as a second helicopter was called to the scene to airlift two of the critically injured patients to hospital.

“One of the men sadly succumbed to his injuries while paramedics were loading him into the helicopter. Despite the efforts of the paramedics to revive him there was nothing more that they could do. The other two men were placed on life support. One was airlifted by the second medical helicopter and another transported by road to a nearby hospital.”

The cause of the crash was not yet known, Vermaak said



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