Eight injured, some critically, in Durban minibus, car crash

PHOTO: Rescue Care

PHOTO: Rescue Care

The cause of the crash was not yet known.

Eight people were injured, some critically, including people on the pavement, when a minibus and a car collided at the intersection of Umgeni and Walter Gilbert roads in Durban on Friday night, paramedics said.

Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene just before 10.30pm to find “carnage”, Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said.

“Two vehicles had collided in the junction before one vehicle overturned colliding into pedestrians who were sitting on the pavement. One pedestrian had sustained critical injuries and was placed on a manual ventilator on the scene.”

He was then rushed to a nearby hospital for the further care that he required. Another seven people sustained various injuries and were also stabilised on the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals. The cause of the crash was not yet known, Jamieson said.

PHOTO: Rescue Care

– African News Agency (ANA)

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