Two critical after Durban crash

2011-01-04 08:54

Two people are in a critical condition after a car lost control and crashed through a bridge at the intersection of the M13 and Essex Terrace near Westwood Mall in Durban today, paramedics said.

“It is purported that the car left the highway, smashed through the bridge and landed on top of the pedestrian lane,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

“While emergency personnel used the jaws-of-life to free the driver from the wreckage, medics worked fervently to stabilise the critically injured.”

One of the injured was put on a ventilator. Both were taken to a hospital in the area.

The cause of the accident was unknown but police were investigating, Botha said.

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