A mother was killed and three children, including a one year old toddler, sustained various injuries when two vehicles collided head on with each other on the N12 outside of Potchefstroom on Sunday evening.
Shortly before 7pm paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found one of the vehicles in the veld next to the road.
Some of the occupants were found ejected from one of the vehicles, including the one year old toddler. The toddler was in a critical condition.
The other two children sustained moderate injuries.
The mother sustained fatal injuries and there was nothing that paramedics could do for her. She was later declared dead on the scene.
The driver, believed to be the father, was found inside of the vehicle. He sustained minor injuries.
Two occupants were found on the scene from the other vehicle. One of the occupants sustained moderate injuries. The other occupants were assessed on scene, but later declined to be transported to hospital.
The injured occupants were rushed to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene.
Statement issued by ER24