Five-car pile-up

2015-07-01 06:06

A FIVE-CAR pile-up on the N2 south in Umgababa left four people injured, one critically so. A report from the scene indicates that a large volume of smoke was covering the road, reducing visibility when the accident occurred.

“Netcare 911 paramedics and the police services found the road littered with accident debris and the twisted frames of vehicles for about 100 metres. A bakkie had veered off the road on impact and collided with a pedestrian on the side of the road. Paramedics had to pull him from under the vehicle before they could stabilise the critically wounded man,” said media liaison officer for Netcare 911 Chris Botha.

Two other people were seriously injured while one escaped with minor injuries. After the injured were treated at the scene, medics transported them to hospital. - Netcare 911.

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