Early this morning, a man was critically injured when his bakkie rear-ended a truck on the N12 in Delmas.

ER24 and other services arrived shortly before 01h00 to find the bakkie and truck in the left-hand lane. On closer inspection, medics found a man lying trapped inside the bakkie in a severe condition.

Rescue services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the vehicle.

Once released, the man was treated and transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

On route to the hospital, the patient’s condition rapidly diminished. Further treatment and advanced life support interventions were initiated until the handover at the hospital was completed.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.