Accident on R703 claims one life, injures four


A vehicle overturned on the R703 between Verkeerdevlei and Excelsior in the Free State on Wednesday 2 January, leaving one dead and four injured.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) spokesperson in the province, Sipho Towa, told OFM News they received a call about the accident on Wednesday night just after 6 o’clock.

Upon arrival, the EMS paramedics found one critically injured person and three people with moderate injuries. One of the other passengers was declared dead on the scene. All patients were transferred to the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein.

“The patient that was critically injured was taken to the theatre last night. The patient is stable and is recuperating at the moment,” said Towa.

Molebogeng Malebo / OFM News