Five people injured after bakkies collide with elephant in Limpopo
Five people were injured after the vehicles they were travelling in collided with an elephant on the R71, approximately 4km outside Gravelotte in Limpopo on Wednesday night, 22 March 2023. ER24 and other services arrived on the scene at 19h46 to find an elephant lying in the road. Two bakkies were found a short distance away, roughly 50 metres apart. On closer assessments, medics found that four men and a woman had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the elephant lying in the road but unfortunately, the elephant succumbed to its injuries.
Those injured in the crash were transported to nearby hospitals for future care.
Circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known but ER24 said authorities were at the scene for further investigations.
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