One person was killed and another two sustained serious injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit from the side by a heavy goods truck on the Meadows Road in Bloemfontein on Saturday Night.
Jaws of life had to be used to free the victims from the wreckage. Both patients were treated on scene for their injuries before they were transported to Pelonomi Hospital for further care.
The SAPS have opened an inquest docket and will investigate the cause of the accident.
Stanley Schimper, Trauma Response Africa