11 killed, 59 injured in bus accident between Winburg and Ventersburg

11 killed, 59 injured in bus accident between Winburg and Ventersburg
11 killed and several others have sustained serious to moderate injuries after a bus overturned on the N1between Winburg and Ventersburg in the Free State. Photo: Arrive Allive

11 people were killed and 59 others injured on April 17, 2016 after a bus rolled off the N1 Highway between Ventersburg and Winsburg in the Free State.

ER24 paramedics, along with various other services, arrived on the scene to find a large bus lying on its roof on the side of the road. Occupants from the bus were strewn across the scene.

A triage area was set so that paramedics could effectively treat the patients.

11 killed and 59 others have sustained serious to moderate injuries after a bus overturned on the N1between Winburg and Ventersburg in the Free State. Photo: Arrive Allive
11 killed and 59 others have sustained serious to moderate injuries after a bus overturned on the N1between Winburg and Ventersburg in the Free State. Photo: Arrive Allive

On inspection of the scene, paramedics discovered that 11 people had sustained fatal injuries in the collision. A number of these patients lay trapped beneath the bus. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for these patients and they were declared dead on scene.

A further 59 patients were found on scene with various injuries. 21 of these patients were in a critical condition and required advanced life support interventions.

Once all the patients were treated, they were transported to various hospitals in the area for urgent treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Russel Meiring

ER24 Spokesperson

Additional Info:

The bus is from Ward 60 in Grace Flathela Zone in this region.

The Free State MEC of Public Safety Butana Kgomphela is working with the Regional Leadership to provide more information from the scene of the accident in the Free State.

Source – Arrive Alive

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