Man dies in Benoni accident

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A man died and five others were injured when three vehicles collided on the R21 in Benoni, paramedics said on Sunday.

“When ER24, along with other services arrived on scene, they found three vehicles scattered along the dark road,” ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.

“One of the vehicles had come to rest on top of one of the barriers. On assessment, paramedics discovered that one man had already succumbed to his injuries.”

Two of the injured sustained critical injuries, while the remaining three sustained minor to moderate injuries.

“A medical helicopter was called in to treat and transport one of the critically injured to hospital while paramedics provided the remaining critical patient with advanced life support,” Meiring said.

“Once treated for their injuries, paramedics transported the four patients to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment.”

The cause of the accident was not known.

Police were investigating.


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