“A man believed to be between the ages of 30 and 35 has died in a vehicle collision between an Audi and a truck on Snake Road in Benoni earlier this evening.
“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 17:36 along with a Life ALS paramedic.”
Both the Audi and truck were still in the middle of the road.
Campbell said; that, unfortunately, the driver of the Audi was found in the vehicle showing no signs of life.
The man was declared dead on arrival by ER24. The truck driver was unharmed in the incident.
Both the Fire Department and Law Enforcement were on scene for further investigation.
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WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:
- Stop your car and stay at the scene
- Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
- Help anyone who has been hurt
- While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
- Get the details
- Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
- Report the accident
- Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.