Two injured after chicken delivery truck & bakkie collision, Fochville

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Two men were injured when a truck collided with a utility bakkie. Photo: Supplied.

Two men were injured this morning after a truck and bakkie collided head-on on the N12 between Fochville and Potchefstroom.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the large truck lying on its side on the side of the road while the bakkie was found a few metres away.

Live chickens that had been on the back of the truck were scattered across the scene with a few dying during the course of the accident.

Two men were injured when a chicken delivery truck collided with a utility bakkie. Photo: Supplied.
Two men were injured when a chicken delivery truck collided with a utility bakkie. Photo: Supplied.

On further assessment, paramedics discovered two men, both from the bakkie, had sustained moderate to serious injuries.

Paramedics treated both patients and thereafter transported them to Mediclinic Potchefstroom for further treatment.

The road was closed for some time due to the amount of chickens across the scene. Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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