Two killed, 31 hurt in weekend accidents

2013-07-15 00:00

TWO people were killed and 31 others were injured in a spate of accidents around KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend.

• A man died and four others were injured after a vehicle crashed into a tree in Phoenix yesterday.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said that two of the occupants of the vehicle had sustained critical injuries, while the other three sustained serious injuries.

“After the critically injured patients were extricated, one of the men went into cardiac arrest. Para­medics resuscitated him on scene and within a view minutes managed to get a pulse back. Both men were placed onto ventilators before they were taken to hospital for further care.

“Tragically one of the patients died soon after his arrival at hospital due to the extensive injuries that he sustained,” Botha said.

• In a separate accident, a woman was killed, and 15 other people were injured after a bakkie left the R66 in Eshowe and rolled down an embankment. Botha said that the people were on their way to a church service when the vehicle overturned.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that a female in her twenties tragically died due to the severe injuries that she sustained,” he said.

After the injured were stabilised on scene, they were transported to various hospitals.

• On Saturday night, 12 people were injured in a head-on collision between a car and a taxi on the R102 near Tongaat.

Botha said that paramedics arrived at the scene and found the 12 seriously injured patients from the taxi at the side of the roadway.

“The driver of the car miraculously escaped uninjured. The seriously injured commuters were stabilised on the scene before they were transported to various hospitals for the care that they required.”

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