Six people were injured this morning, three critically, when a truck crashed into a light motor vehicle at the Comaro and Soetdoring intersection in Bassonia, south of Johannesburg.
ER24 and other services arrived at 10h00 to find a wrecked truck lying on its side on the pavement. A man was found lying trapped inside while four others were seated nearby. A pregnant woman was found seated inside her light motor vehicle.
On assessment, medics found that the entrapped man and the pregnant woman, and another man were in a critical condition while the three others had sustained moderate injuries.
Rescue services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the truck.
Medics treated the patients and provided the three critically injured with advanced life support. Once treated, one critically injured man was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a hospital while the remaining patients were transported by ambulance.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.