Monday, October 12, 2015

9 people injured and a man escaped injury when 2 trucks collided

Mbasa Gqokoma
12 October 2015

Nine people were injured this morning after two truck collided on the N3 highway in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring says when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found both trucks parked in the middle of the road.

He says passengers from one of the trucks were found sitting in the centre aisle. On assessment, paramedics found that two of the occupants had sustained serious injuries while seven others sustained only minor injuries.

He added that aramedics treated the patients for their injuries and provided the seriously injured patients with advanced life support. Once treated, the patients were treated to various hospitals for urgent treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Meanwhile, a man escaped injury this afternoon when two trucks collided on the M1 Crown interchange in Johannesburg.
Meiring says “Paramedics from the ER24 South Branch were returning to base when they came across the incident. Two trucks lay in the middle of the road with one of the trucks lying on its side, burning slowly.

He says Paramedics immediately rushed over and pulled the driver from the vehicle. Fortunately the driver escape without injury. Paramedics were able to extinguish the fire with extinguishers from members of the public.

Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.



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