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Four lives lost in multi-vehicle accident

Four fatalities were reported on Saturday night after a multi-vehicle accident on the R515 in Rayton.

Pro Med Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and were faced with multiple fatalities, as well as multiple critically injured patients from the three vehicles involved in the head-on collision.

Michael Gough, Pro Med spokesperson, said multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene to assist in stabilising and transporting the six critically injured patients under advanced life support to a nearby hospital. “Additionally, rescue services were deployed to assist with the extrication of some patients who were still trapped in the wreckage,” said Gough.

“Another three patients sustained serious injuries and were also transported to nearby medical facilities. A total of four people lost their lives in this accident, which included two babies and a young child.”

The exact cause of the accident will be determined by the necessary investigating authorities.

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