Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Kroonstad: Two adults and a minor girl, died after their vehicle collided head-on with an ambulance on the R76 near Kroonstad. The accident happened at about 07:00 in the morning on the R76 near the Kroonstad Correctional Services Center.
The Free State EMS ambulance and patient transport minibus from Sasolburg, were driving on the R76 transporting patients to Kroonstad, while the sedan was driving towards the N1 in the opposite direction.
It is alleged that the two emergency vehicles collided with the Hyundai i20. Three passengers from the sedan two (2) adults 38 and 22 years old and a 2 year old minor, died at the scene, and two were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the ambulance was also rushed to hospital in a serious condition. .
Patients in another ambulance did not suffer any physical injuries but were referred to hospital for checkup. A case of culpable homicide has been registered to determine the exact cause of the accident.