Driver killed, one person injured in crash near Polokwane

One man was killed and another injured on Monday, 11 February 2019, in a collision near Polokwane between a bakkie and a truck that was transporting cattle, ER24 reports. Picture: Supplied

One man was killed and another injured on Monday, 11 February 2019, in a collision near Polokwane between a bakkie and a truck that was transporting cattle, ER24 reports. Picture: Supplied

The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and taken to a hospital.

A man was killed and another injured in a collision between a bakkie and a truck on the N1 north of Polokwane, ER24 said in a statement.

“When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene, other medical services were already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found the driver of the bakkie still entrapped.

“Unfortunately, the man sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene,” ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said.

The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and taken to a hospital.

The truck, which was transporting cattle, was found lying on its roof. The fire service managed to free four of the cattle but one was killed, Van Huyssteen said.

Local authorities at the scene were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident, Van Huyssteen said.

African News Agency (ANA)

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