Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Collision leaves one dead and one injured in KZN

Loyiso Langeni
22 July 2015

A woman died and another injured in an accident involving a light motor vehicle in KwaZulu-Natal.

It is believed that the driver of the light motor vehicle lost control causing it to collide with a pedestrian and rolled down an embankment.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with fire services, responded to the scene and on arrival they found the crumpled vehicle on the D706 road parallel to the highway. A lifeless body of a female lay further up the embankment.

Meiring added that paramedics rushed over to the patient and found that she already succumbed to her fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for the patient and she was declared dead.

It is understood that the deceased had been hit by the vehicle while attempting to cross the highway.

He also added that when paramedics assessed the patient in the light motor vehicle, they found that the female patient had sustained serious injuries to her neck chest and leg.

“Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment in a 45 minute operation to remove a large branch that had fallen onto the vehicle, as well as to remove the roof of the vehicle to gain access to the patient” Meiring said.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.



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