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    Two people dead, seven injured in Mpumalanga taxi and bakkie collision

    Two people died and seven others were injured in a collision between a taxi and a bakkie in Mpumalanga.

    The accident took place at the intersection of the R547 and the R580 between Kriel and Kinross on Tuesday morning. 

    WOMEN FOUND LYING DEAD OUTSIDE TAXI

    ER24 along with the Fire Department, traffic department and other private services responded to the collision. 

    Two women believed to be in their 30s or 40s were found lying outside the taxi showing no signs of life.

     They were declared dead on arrival by both ER24 and another service on-scene. 

    “A 50-year-old woman was also found lying approximately 50 meters from the taxi having suffered moderate injuries,”

    said ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell.

    The woman was treated and transported to Evander Provincial Hospital for further care by ER24.

    Furthermore, six other people were treated for minor to moderate injuries. They were transported to the same hospital by other services on the scene.

    Campbell said both the driver of the bakkie and the taxi were not injured and declined transportation to a hospital.

    Police were also on the scene for investigations.

    COLLISION INVOLVING THREE TRUCKS LEAVE TWO DEAD

    Meanwhile, in KwaZulu-Natala, two people died and two others sustained serious to minor injuries in a collision on Majuba Pass.

    The collision was between three trucks on Tuesday morning. 

    Two other people were treated on the scene for serious and minor injuries.

    The accident will be investigated by authorities.

    WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:

    1. Stop your car and stay at the scene
    2. Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. 
    3. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. Take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
    4. Help anyone who has been hurt
    5. While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. 
    6. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
    7. Get the details
    8. Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident.
    9. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
    10. Report the accident
    11. Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. 
    12. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.

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