N1 Laingsburg Accident Update | Western Cape Government


N1 Laingsburg Accident Update

16 September 2009
The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) reported earlier today about an accident on the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West in which five people were reportedly killed.

The scene is now being cleared and in fact only TWO persons were fatally injured.

The one occupant of the car (a Mercedes) was in fact taken to Laingsburg Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, but no one in that car was killed.

When the paramedics arrived on scene the panel van was alight and it looked like there were four occupants, but in fact there were only two occupants and both were fatally injured and burnt beyond recognition.

For more information please contact:

Anzelle Smit
Senior Communications Officer
Directorate: Communications
Metro EMS
Provincial Government Western Cape
Department of Health
Cell: 079 891 2625
Email: anzsmit@pgwc.gov.za

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