Young lives lost on North Coast roads

2016-05-04 06:00
Photo: ipss medical rescue Two children and an adult were killed after the car they were travelling in crashed into paper rolls.

Photo: ipss medical rescue Two children and an adult were killed after the car they were travelling in crashed into paper rolls.

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TWO children and a woman were killed and several others were injured in road accidents along the North Coast during the long weekend.

On Sunday, the driver of a Fiat Palio lost control of the vehicle and hit large paper rolls that were being cleared from the road from an earlier incident.

According to IPSS Medical Rescue paramedic Dylan Meyrick two children, aged five and two, were ejected on impact.

“On arrival paramedics found all six occupants were injured. One child was declared dead on arrival due to severe injuries. Another child was critically injured and paramedics began resuscitation on arrival. Shortly after resuscitation efforts the child died due to the extensive injuries sustained.”

He added, an additional four patients were entrapped in the vehicle and were removed by Rural Metro.
“Three of the four patients were in a critical condition and required advanced life support intervention before being transported to hospital. The fourth patient unfortunately also succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead on the scene.”

According to KwaDukuza SAPS media liaison Warrant Officer Johannes Khoza, the occupants of the vehicle are believed to be Zimbabwean nationals.

On Saturday, an 18-month-old baby boy was thrown out of the car he was in while travelling on the R102 near Fort Pearson.

According to Meyrick, a single vehicle was involved in the accident and two people were ejected from the vehicle, including the child.

“On arrival, IPSS Medical Rescue found the young boy lying in the middle of the road in a critical condition.

“Advanced life support treated the boy on scene, intubating and ventilating him before rushing him to Stanger Hospital for further care.

“Three other occupants sustained serious injuries and were also transported to hospital.”

The exact details of the accident are still under investigation.

In another incident a taxi lost control on the N2 Blythedale off ramp on Friday afternoon and landed in the nearby bushes.

According to Meyrick 10 people sustain injuries, four serious and other minor.

They were transported to hospital for further care.

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