Two dead in wrecked car found by quad bike riders in NW

Paramedics found the car several metres down an embankment next to the road

A man and a woman have been found dead in a wrecked car which crashed along the N4 between Dr Moroka Drive and the R565 in Rustenburg in the North West, paramedics said on Saturday.

Paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene at about 2pm on Saturday where they found the car several metres down an embankment next to the road, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

The wreckage was found by a group of quad bike riders. Upon investigation, they found the two people inside the car and alerted emergency services. Paramedics assessed the man and woman and found that “they have been dead for some time”. They were later declared dead on the scene.

“It is understood from another emergency services company that they responded to reports of a crash near the same area at 2am this morning [Saturday], but were unable to find any signs of a crash. It is not clear if the wreckage found by the quad bike riders is the same crash,” Vermaak said.