This morning, thirty people were injured when a bus and a truck collided on the R501 between Potchefstroom and Viljoenskroon.

ER24 and other services arrived at 07h00 to find a truck parked on the side of the road while a bus was parked a short distance away in a field. The passengers from the bus were seen walking around while a woman was lying in the middle of the road.

Medics assessed the patients and found that the woman lying in the road was in a critical condition while 29 other adults had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no fatalities were found.
The patients were treated, and the critically injured woman was provided with advanced life support. Seventeen patients were transported by ER24, while the remaining patients were transported privately to hospitals in Potchefstroom for urgent care.

The details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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