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Police probe N12 ambulance crash

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The Kimberley police are investigating a case of negligent and reckless driving after an ambulance collided with a truck on the N12.

Traffic was disrupted on the N12 following an accident. Picture: Sonnet Bryant

THE KIMBERLEY police are investigating a case of negligent and reckless driving after an ambulance collided with a truck on the N12 on April 23.

Police spokesperson Captain Tessa Jansen said three people including a pregnant woman were injured in the accident that took place at around 8.30am.

“On arrival, the police were informed that the ambulance driver allegedly collided into the right side of the second trailer of a truck and then overturned,” said Jansen.

She said three occupants of the ambulance, including the driver, were trapped inside.

“The fire brigade rescued two females, aged 63 and 29 years old respectively. The third person was the male driver of the ambulance who sustained multiple serious injuries.”

Jansen added that the 63-year-old woman and the driver were transported to hospital by ambulance.

“The 29-year-old female was airlifted to hospital as she is pregnant.

“The Kimberley police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving,” she stated.

An ambulamce collided with a truck on the N12. Picture: Sonnet Bryant
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