Child dies in collision, several others injured

2016-05-10 06:00
A child was killed and several injured during an accident on Sunday. Photo: supplied

A child was killed and several injured during an accident on Sunday. Photo: supplied

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A CHILD died and several other people were injured when a driver lost control of the car, hit an armco barrier and rolled the vehicle into the centre medium on the N3 Durban bound about 400m before the Shongweni, Hillcrest on ramp on Sunday.

ER24 paramedics and other services attended to the incident.

“Sadly there was nothing that could be done for a young boy believed to have been ejected during the incident. He succumbed to his injuries. He was declared dead by ER24,” said a paramedic.

“A woman was found to be in a critical condition after she suffered a traumatic amputation to one of her arms.

“Another woman and man who had to be extricated from the vehicle sustained serious and minor injuries respectively. Two other children also sustained minor injuries,” he said.

The patients were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.

Chitra Bodasing ER24 spokesperson said that the exact cause of the incident is unknown however, the incident occurred during wet weather conditions. “While still on the scene another collision took place close by to this incident. The collision involved a bakkie and a car. Two men sustained moderate injuries. They were also treated and transported to hospital for further medical care,” he added.

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