A 30-year-old man was killed and a 26-year-old woman critically injured in a collision between a large truck and a car on the R28 in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg on Friday evening.
Paramedics arrived on the scene at 8.15pm to find the two occupants of the car entrapped. A large group of bystanders was on the scene trying to help.
“The driver was found to have suffered multiple fatal injuries and was unfortunately declared dead on arrival,” said ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell.
The female passenger had suffered multiple critical injuries and was treated on scene, extracted by the fire department and airlifted to hospital by a private medical helicopter for further care, he said.
“The driver of the truck had suffered only minor injuries and declined transport to hospital with another private service on the scene.”