A collision between a bakkie and truck on the R705 outside of Jacobsdal, in the Free State, has left one man dead and three others injured.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the bakkie in the middle of the intersection while the truck had come to a stop on the side of the road.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found the lifeless body of a man lying in the rear of the bakkie. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Three other men, all from the bakkie, were assessed and found to have sustained only minor injuries.
Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to Kimberley Provincial hospital for further care.
The driver of the truck was fortunate in escaping any injury.
The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
First published on ER24