04 May 2015
An accident in KwaZulu-Natal
involving a SUV and a taxi in Escourt left two people dead and four others
It is believed that the two vehicles collided
into each other.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring
said ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found
the SUV parked on the side of the road. The two occupants were found walking
around on scene.
Meiring added that a second vehicle,
a wrecked taxi, lay on its side at the bottom of a small embankment. Three
bodies lay a few meters away from the vehicle. On assessment, paramedics
discovered that one of the men had sustained multiple fatal injuries when he
was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the
He emphasized that two other
patients were found lying outside the vehicle in a critical condition.
Paramedics treated and stabilised the patients, providing them with advanced
life support. Once treated, both patients were transported to a nearby hospital
for urgent medical treatment. Unfortunately, upon arrival at hospital, one of
the critically injured patients succumbed to his injuries.
“Three other occupants from the taxi
were found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. Paramedics treated the
patients and thereafter transported them to a nearby hospital for further
observations,” Meiring said.
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