N12 car crash: child dead, two injured

A child died, two more people got injured in a car crash on the N12 in Gauteng. It is reported that the collision happened between a truck and a light motor vehicle on Monday night.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the paramedics appeared at the scene at 10:37pm. They found the truck parked in the middle of the road. The other vehicle was on the side of the road.

“Medics assessed the patients and found that the young child, a girl, had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead,” he stated.

The man found in front of the vehicle was in critical condition. The young woman found inside the vehicle sustained moderate injuries. Both were transported to hospital for further medical treatment after the paramedics had treated them on the scene.  

The driver of the truck escaped injuries.

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