A male driver was killed following a collision between a bakkie and a truck on the N1 North outside of Polokwane this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene, other medical services were already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found the driver of the bakkie still entrapped. Unfortunately, the man sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

A truck was found lying on its roof. The driver of the truck was found to have sustained minor injuries but refused transportation to hospital.

The truck was also transporting cattle. It is understood that four of the cattle were managed to be freed by the fire service, but one was killed.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision was not known to our paramedics. Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Ineke van Huyssteen
ER24 Spokesperson