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Young girl among the 12 injured in multi-vehicle collision in Walkerville

WALKERVILLE - An eight-year-old girl is one of three passengers who suffered critical injuries in a collision between a truck, a taxi and a light motor vehicle at the intersection of the R82 and R557 in Walkerville, Vaal Triangle. Approximately twelve people are thought to have been injured in the incident. ER24 paramedics arrived at 13:30 along with the Fire Department, provincial and other private Emergency Medical Services. Most of the passengers from the taxi had been ejected or had self-extricated. An adult woman was found entrapped and in a critical condition. She was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions before the Fire Department extracted her from the vehicle and she was transported to Sebokeng Hospital for further care. The 8-year-old girl and her father were also in a critical condition and treated with Advanced Life Support interventions. Her 13-year-old brother was found with moderate injuries and all three were transported through to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for further treatment. The other EMS services on the scene treated and transported a number of other passengers from the taxi as well as from the light motor vehicle involved. The driver of the truck escaped injury. The JMPD were also on-scene for further investigations.

PHOTO: (ER24)


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