Pretoria – One person died, and three others were seriously hurt when their car crashed into a tree in Silverton.
Emer-G-Med said paramedics attended to the “serious motor vehicle accident” along Pretoria Road “in the early hours of Friday morning”.
Emer-G-Med added: “On arrival on the scene it was established that a light motor vehicle collided with a tree.
“Three people sustained serious injuries with some being entrapped in the vehicle.
“A fourth occupant, an adult male, sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on arrival of paramedics.”
Emer-G-Med said with the assistance of the Tshwane Fire Department and Gauteng Provincial ambulance service the patients were carefully extricated, treated, and transported to hospital.
In another crash late Friday night, two men were left entrapped in the wreckage after they crashed their car into a tree along Major Miller Avenue in Edenvale, Johannesburg.
Emer-G-Med said paramedics attended to the entrapped men at about 23:00.
“Advanced Life Support intervention was needed to stabilise the injured before they were cut free from the car using the Jaws-of-life,” Emer-G-Med said.
One of the men had suffered severe injuries.
“Due to the severity of his injuries a decision was made to airlift him with the assistance of the Netcare911 aeromedical helicopter to a specialist facility for the definitive care that he required,” Emer-G-Med said.