Three killed, 25 injured

2010-11-08 00:00

A FIVE-year-old girl is fighting for her life in the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban after she was struck by a light motor vehicle at the intersection of Moore and Berea Roads on Saturday afternoon.

Netcare911 Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the girl’s bloodied body in the road. According to spokesperson, Jeff Wicks, she had sustained significant head and chest trauma and was in a critical condition.

The cause of the accident is unclear and is being investigated by the police.

It was one of a spate of accidents at the weekend, which left three people dead and 25 people injured.

One man was killed and four others were injured, two seriously, when the vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road, pushed through a roadside barrier and then slammed into a large rock and a signpost on the northbound carriageway of the N2 near the E.B. Cloete interchange outside of Durban, on Saturday.

The driver, who sustained critical injuries in the accident, died prior to the arrival of paramedics.

The other four occupants were extricated from the crumpled wreckage by emergency personnel, treated and stabilised, before being transported by ambulance to Durban hospitals for further medical care.

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a car while crossing the N3’s Durban-bound carriageway, near Paradise Valley, on Saturday.

A second car travelling in the same direction then slammed into the first car. The occupants of both vehicles were uninjured.

And a man was killed and another seriously injured when a minibus and a car collided head-on in Kassier Road in Hillcrest yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the car was killed on impact.

His passenger sustained serious injuries.

Five people were seriously injured in a three vehicle pile-up on the N2 northbound carriageway, in the vicinity of Ballito.

And six passengers of a minibus taxi were injured when their vehicle was struck by a car in Moore Road, near the M4 Southern Freeway on-ramp. The injured, who had climbed out of the taxi, were treated and stabilised before being transported to Durban’s Addington Hospital for further medical attention.

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