An incident on the R334 in Uitenhage, north of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape happened at about 2 p.m. on Sunday.
It is reported that ‘a driver of a light motor vehicle lost control resulting in a rollover with passengers being ejected in the process’. Paramedics assessed all the patients on the scene and found two people had sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead on the scene.
“Netcare 911 paramedics responded at 2.38pm to reports of a serious car crash on the R334 Daniel Pienaar Street in Uitenhage,” the Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.
Eastern Cape: Two people have died, one is critical & four others have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate in a rollover on the R334 in Uitenhage. @News24 @PEExpress1 @Sonkoerant @AlgoaFMNews @CapeTalk @FatalMoves @_ArriveAlive @EWNTraffic @TrafficSA @_ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/bKIxMZx0m2
— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) March 3, 2019
Another person was found to have sustained serious injuries and required the treatment of an emergency care practitioner. Four other people that had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Once stabilized, all the patients were taken to a hospital for further treatment.
The police are carrying their investigation work and appealing for witnesses to come forward.