Accidents: 16 hurt in collisions

2010-07-15 00:00

SIX people were seriously injured when a vehicle they were travelling in smashed against a truck at an intersection in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday evening.

The collision occurred as the truck was doing a U-turn at the intersection of West and Prince Alfred streets.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said paramedics found the victims on the side of the road after they had managed to get out of the crumpled vehicle.

In a separate accident, 10 people were injured in a pile-up of eight vehicles on the R102 between Ballito and Compensation yesterday morning.

It is believed that the drivers were blinded by smog from a burning sugar cane field.


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