One man was killed and another was left critically injured this morning following a collision between a bakkie and a light motor vehicle on the N1 highway underneath the Ontdekkers Bridge in Maraisburg.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08h00 to find the two vehicles on the side of the road. One man was found lying inside the vehicle while another was found lying a few metres away.
Paramedics assessed the man lying outside the vehicle and found that he had sustained numerous and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
The second man lying in the bakkie was assessed and found to be in a critical condition. The man was treated for his injuries and was provided with advanced life support interventions. Shortly after treatment, the man was transported to Life Flora for further treatment.
The passengers from the light motor vehicle fortunately escaped injury.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.