American couple dies in head on collision between bus and car outside Bloemfontein

Photo: Supplied by Trauma Response Africa

An American couple died in a head on collision between a passenger bus and a sedan on the N1 35km south of Bloemfontein late last night.

According to Trauma Response Africa (TRA), paramedics found that the couple was dead on arrival at the scene.

Photo: Supplied by Trauma Response Africa
Photo: Supplied by Trauma Response Africa

Various other emergency services were on the scene and the Mangaung Fire and Rescue Services were there to extricate those that were entrapped inside the bus.

TRA Spokesperson, Stanley Schimper, says the bus driver and his two assistants sustained serious to critical injuries.

“Paramedics found that the driver and the two assistants of the bus were trapped in the wreckage of the bus. Jaws of life were used to free them from the wreckage and they were all transported in serious to critical condition to Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein for further care,” he said.

“Fortunately the bus did not overturn as it left the road and as a result none of the passengers on the bus sustained any injuries. Another bus was sent by the company and in about an hour and a half after the accident they were on their way again to their respective destinations,” he added.

Photo: Supplied by Trauma Response Africa

The exact cause of the accident will form part of a police investigation.

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