Three-vehicle collision claims man’s life

One man was killed and 26 others injured in a collision near Bloekombos. Picture: Supplied

One man was killed and 26 others were left injured when a truck, taxi and a car
collided on the Old Paarl Road in Bloekombos over the weekend.

ER24
spokeswoman, Ineke van Huyssteen, said two people were found entrapped in a car
and metro emergency services had to remove them using the jaws of life.

Paramedics
found the truck driver crushed under the truck and unfortunately, he had succumbed
to his injuries, she said.

Two
patients, one who had sustained serious injuries and another who had sustained
moderate injuries, had been taken to a nearby hospital.

A
further 24 patients were treated for minor injuries at the scene.