Two persons died and one other critically injured when four vehicles crashed on N12 freeway northbound near Elands interchange.

The incident occurred on the morning hours of Thursday, May 14.

Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency services rushed to the scene as soon as they received the call.

On arrival of paramedics, two light motor vehicles (Bakkies) and two trucks were found to have been involved in a crash.

It is alleged that the two deceased patients were from the bakkies and were busy towing each other in the middle of the road prior the crash.

The wrecks were scattered across the entire freeway bringing the traffic to a complete standstill prior being diverted onto N3 freeway south bound.

Debris and fuel spillage were covering the bigger part of the road surface.

Two of the three adult male casualties were as well found lying motionless and one was under the bakkie.

The third patient was still trapped inside one of the bakkies which was on its side.

According to emergency spokesperson, William Ntladi, all four lanes were temporarily closed for traffic flow for the duration of the operation.

“Pre-hospital medical treatment was rendered.

Unfortunately, two were declared dead on scene and one entrapped patient extricated from the wreck was road transported to Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Vosloorus.

He sustained intense head and upper body injuries. Both trucks crews escaped without obvious injuries.” said Ntladi.

The scene was handed over to the City’s law enforcement officers for further investigations.

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