Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Three injured and a six year old killed in collisions this morning

Rentse Khiba
9 September 2015

Three people were injured this morning, including a ten year old boy, after a head on collision between a taxi and light motor vehicle at the Blair Athol and Torlage Road intersection in New Germany, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 Russel Meiring reported that ER24 paramedics responded to the scene, and on arrival found the two wrecked vehicles parked on the side of the road.

Both vehicles had sustained a serious amount of damage in the collision.

A mother and ten-year old were found seated next to their vehicle while the other driver of the taxi was found lying next to the roadside wall.

All three patients for their injuries and thereafter transported to nearby hospital for further care.

Meanwhile a six year old boy has been killed this morning following a collision on Vaal Drive in Vanderbijlpark.

ER24 paramedics were called to the scene by members of public and immediately responded.

ER 24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring mentioned on arrival paramedics found a light motor vehicle lying on the side of the road next to a tree.

It is understood that the vehicle had rolled multiple times and then crashed through the wall.

On assessment, paramedics found a six year old boy lying inside the vehicle with no signs of life.

The male driver sat outside his vehicles in a serious condition.

Paramedics removed the child from the vehicle and immediately began their treatment and CPR interventions.

After 25 minutes of CPR, the child’s vital signs returned.

The male driver was treated for his injuries and both patients were transported for urgent treatment.

Unfortunately the child succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at Mediclinic Emfuleni.

The causes of these collisions are not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.  

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