13 critical in two Brackenham accidents

2012-10-19 00:00

THIRTEEN people, including a seven-year-old child, were critically injured in two accidents just four hours apart in Brackenham, Richards Bay, yesterday.

At midday yesterday, a child was struck by a car on Via Davallia drive, sustaining a serious head injury and multiple fractures.

Netcare 911 paramedics found the child on the roadway in a critical condition.

Netcare coastal media liaison Chris Botha said the young boy was “stabilised and skilfully immobilised” on scene and transported to Ngwelezane Hospital.

Then during rush hour traffic, 12 people were injured in an six-vehicle pile-up at the intersection of Via Davallia, R619 and Heliumhoogte Road.

“Reports from the scene indicate that two trucks, three cars and a taxi collided at the intersection. Our paramedics found three cars trapped between the two trucks, their drivers miraculously escaping uninjured. A taxi collided into the back of one of the trucks, leaving five people seriously injured, and seven with minor injuries,” said Botha.

The injured were transported to various hospitals after being stabilised on scene.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.