Paramedics say several people were left injured, two of them critically, following a five-vehicle collision on the R71 outside of Tzaneen in Limpopo.
According to ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find the three light motor vehicle, taxi and truck in the middle of the road.
On closer inspection, paramedics found a man and woman lying trapped inside a light motor vehicle, which was crushed against the front of the truck.
Both the man and the woman were found to be in a critical condition.
He says rescue services freed the two patients.
Once freed, they were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.