Posting delayed due to SAPS Processing.
On Sunday evening, just before 22h00, TP03 and RV02 responded to a call of a serious Motor Vehicle Accident on the R504 - Wolmaransstad toward Schweizer-Reneke.
Upon arrival at the scene, the TAC Pulse ERS Paramedics found that a Taxi and an Amarok had been involved in an alleged, very serious head-on collision at high speed. The TAC-Pulse ERS, Advanced Life Support Paramedic immediately requested for the North West Department of Health Heli Trauma Team to be sent to the scene due to the severity of the surviving injured patient. This specific patient was found in a critical condition with polytrauma injuries and was extricated from the vehicle using the jaws-of-life. The patient was then placed on ventilated life support and flown to a Government Hospital in Klerksdorp. Unfortunately, the patient later succumbed to his injuries.
In addition, six (6) patients were found to have no signs of life on the scene and were declared deceased-on-arrival.
Our sincere condolences to all family members affected by this tragic accident.
Special thank you to Wolmaransstad SAPS, EMRS, Traffic and Fire Department for their excellent response, compassion and teamwork on the scene!