South Africa 21.12.2017 02:05 pm

One killed and nine injured in a collision in KZN

Photo supplied by Rescue Care

Photo supplied by Rescue Care

The vehicles were found spread out over a long distance.

One person was killed and nine others injured on Thursday morning after a multiple vehicle pile up on the N2/M7 interchange in Durban, emergency service Rescue Care Paramedics said.

“Rescue Care Paramedics were called to the scene to find absolute carnage. A truck had somehow lost control on the offramp and collided into three vehicles before overturning and crushing two vehicles,” spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said in a statement.

“In one vehicle Paramedics found three occupants severely entrapped. The driver was assessed and found to have sustained major injuries, unfortunately there was nothing more Paramedics could do and he was declared deceased at the scene,” Jamieson said.

The two rear passengers were stabilised by Advanced Life Support Paramedics while the Durban Fire Department worked to cut them free.

“Once freed they were transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required. A total of nine people had sustained various injuries and were all treated on the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for the further care that they required,” said Jamieson.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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