Pinetown: three killed in car crash

2010-07-05 00:00

THREE people were killed and two others critically injured in a horrific accident in Pinetown on Saturday night.

Jeff Wicks of Nectare911 said a car veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Paramedics found the five occupants wedged against the tree.

When paramedics got to the scene two people were already dead, while a woman died as the rescue team was working to free the occupants. Two critically injured women were rushed to a local hospital.

In Pietermaritzburg, a passenger in his 30s is in a critical condition after being trapped when the car he was in crashed into the back of a stationary truck at the intersection of Sweet­waters and Huntingdon roads yesterday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said paramedics found the passenger in a critical condition with possible head injuries and multiple fractures.

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