Two men seriously injured in Durban collision

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Durban - Two men were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on the Queen Nandi Drive bridge in Durban on Thursday.

Paramedics and firefighters used the jaws of life to free one of the men, who had been trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said that paramedics had rushed to the scene.

“Two cars collided in a junction and it appears that one had turned in front of the other. They smashed into one another and then skidded to a halt nearby,” he said.

“Paramedics initiated the care of both men, one of whom was mechanically entrapped in the driver’s seat.”

RescueCare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that both men had sustained "serious" injuries.

“One the injured drivers was freed using hydraulic rescue equipment and both were stabilised at the roadside and transported by ambulance to Addington Hospital for further medical care."

The road was closed while emergency service personnel cleared the scene.   

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