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Four dead and 11 injured after multi-vehicle accident on the N1 north near Montana

Four people have lost their lives while 11 more are fighting for their lives after a multi-vehicle accident on the N1 highway in Montana.

Pro Med EMS responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Saturday night which occurred on the Sefako Makgatho (Zambezi) road.

Pro Med spokesperson Micheal Gough said upon arrival paramedics discovered a collision involving multiple vehicles.

“The vehicles included two trucks and four vehicles,” Gough said.

He said their reports suggested that the one of the trucks caught fire immediately after the collision and it was quickly extinguished by bystanders.

Tragically, this accident claimed the lives of four individuals.

“This devastating accident resulted in three patients sustaining life-threatening injuries, while at least eight others suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” Gough said.

He said in conjunction with other emergency services, they worked diligently to provide immediate life-saving medical treatment.

“All patients were stabilized before being transported to nearby hospital for further care.”

He said the cause of the collision is unclear.

“The N1 road was closed for the whole night on Saturday and relevant authorities started their investigations as well as clean-up of the road.’

Gough urged other motorists to prioritize emergency vehicles by keeping the yellow lane clear.
“It is crucial to emphasize that during major incidents like this which require specilised equipment and personnel, emergency services must be prioritized.”

He further said in instances like this time is of essence and that the loss of life could have been prevented had specialized responders been able to reach the scene unobstructed.

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