Just after 14:30 this afternoon EMER-G-MED paramedics responded to reports of a serious truck collision on the R25 near Serengeti entrance, east of Johannesburg.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a truck and a car had collided head-on, leaving the driver of the car dead and a child in a critical condition.

Paramedics stabilised the child, performing multiple Advanced Life Support interventions before the patient was transported by medical helicopter to a specialist trauma hospital for further management.

The two occupants of the truck sustained minor injuries and were transported by provincial services.

Local authorities were on-scene to investigate the exact events leading up to the horror crash.