Three injured in a N2 collision

2017-06-08 06:02

THREE people were injured on the N2 near Umdloti after a
Nissan bakkie collided into the back of a heavy goods vehicle on Wednesday, May 31.

Spokesperson for Crisis Medical Kyle van Reenen said paramedics arrived on the scene and found the three occupants of the bakkie entrapped in the twisted wreckage.

“The jaws of life were needed to cut the occupants free from the wreckage. Advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise­ the three men, before two were taken by ambulances to nearby hospitals.

“The third occupant, a male, believed to be approximately 30, was in a critical condition and the assistance of the Department of Health Red Cross Air Mercy Services Helicopter was called for to airlift the man to Inkosi
Albert Luthuli Hospital where a team of trauma surgeons awaited his arrival.”

Traffic was badly affected in the area as the road remained closed to allow emergency services to clear the scene.

- Supplied.




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