Pedestrian among seven hurt

2014-06-23 00:00

DURBAN paramedics had a busy weekend treating seven people who were injured in a spate of vehicle accidents.

On Saturday morning, Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on the district road near Salt Rock Main Road, where they found that two people sustained serious injuries after a vehicle overturned.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said the injured were treated on scene before they were transported to hospital for further medical care.

Immediately after that accident Netcare 911 paramedics had to respond to another accident in Hammarsdale where they found that a light delivery vehicle had left the roadway, driven off a bridge and landed on the N3 below the bridge against a barrier. “A man was found to be in a serious condition and after receiving treatment on scene, he was transported to hospital for further medical care,” said Steinmann.

In the afternoon, Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to a pedestrian accident on the N2 north past Umhlanga.

They found a man in a critical condition after he was knocked over by a motor vehicle. “A medical helicopter was activated to airlift the critically injured patient to hospital for the urgent medical care that he required,” she said.

In another incident in the afternoon, Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on Main Road in KwaDukuza. They found that two light delivery vehicles were involved in a side-impact collision.

Steinmann said KwaDukuza Fire Department had to make use of the Jaws of Life to extricate an entrapped person.

“Two people sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital after receiving treatment on scene,” she said.

Yesterday morning, Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on the N3 near Shongweni.

At the scene they found that a vehicle had overturned severely injuring a man. “[He] was treated on scene before he was transported to hospital for further medical care,” said Steinmann.

The exact details of the cause of the accidents and preceding events will remain the subject of police investigations.

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