Bakkie rolled off R40: 4 dead, 18 injured

Four people died in a car accident on the R40 in Mpumalanga.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, a bakkie rolled over to the side of the road. The passengers who had been sitting in the back of the vehicle were found lying around the scene.

The paramedics assessed three men in critical condition, 16 more sustained minor to moderate injuries. Three men were declared dead on the scene.

“Once treated, one of the critically injured men was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, upon arrival, the patient succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead,” Meiring confirmed.

All the injured passengers were transported to hospital for further treatment.

The police are investigating.

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