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Truck crashes into broken-down sedan killing 4 on N12 near Ogies

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Four people, including a child and a pregnant woman, have been killed after a truck slammed into their vehicle on the N12 near Ogies on Sunday.

“It’s believed the car had broken down on the N12 when the truck slammed into the back of the vehicle,” said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

Among the deceased was a pregnant woman.

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Two people were reported to be in critical conditions.

“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found a truck off to the side of the road with the car a few metres in front with extensive damage to the vehicle and the occupants strewn across the road,” said Banks.

“Three adults and three children were in the car at the time of the accident. Two children had unfortunately already succumbed to their injuries and were declared deceased on scene,” he said.

The remaining four passengers were found to be in critical condition.

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“They had suffered polytrauma injuries and needed advanced life support intervention. All patients were transported to the provincial hospital for further medical care,” said Banks.

The pregnant woman, however, did not make it to the hospital. She was certified dead on arrival.

“The child passed away in hospital shortly after arriving in the trauma unit,” Banks said.

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