A man was killed and 2 others injured yesterday morning after a truck
collided head-on on the N3 near the Liberty Mall in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring says ER24 paramedics arrived on scene
to find a bakkie lying crushed in the middle of the road with a truck parked
near the roadside barriers.
He says on assessment, paramedics found the lifeless body of the male
driver lying trapped inside the bakkie. Unfortunately the man had already
succumbed to his injuries prior to the arrival of paramedics.
On further assessment, paramedics found that both occupants from the
truck had sustained moderate injuries. The patients were treated for their
injuries and thereafter transported to Northdale Hospital for further
The deceased body was later removed from the vehicle by fire services
using the jaws-of-life. Local authorities were on scene to investigate further.
Meanwhile, 3 men have been killed and 29 others
injured this morning after a bakkie and trailer crashed into a tree on the N3
near Town Hill in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel says on arrival paramedics
found a bakkie and trailer crushed up against a tree.
Occupants that had been sitting in the back of the
bakkie as well as the trailer were found scattered around the scene. 3 men were
found trapped inside the bakkie.
On assessment paramedics found that all 3 men had
unfortunately succumbed to their fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for
Their bodies were later removed by rescue services
using the jaws-of-life equipment. 29 other patients were found scattered on
scene, their injuries ranging from serious to minor.
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