Did shoot-out lead to pile-up?

2015-11-18 06:00
The scene of the     multiple car pile-up with several people shot on the P198 in Umtentweni. Photos: supplied

The scene of the multiple car pile-up with several people shot on the P198 in Umtentweni. Photos: supplied

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ON Tuesday 10 November at around 7pm Netcare 911 and several emergency services received a call for a multiple car pile-up with several people shot on the P198 in Umtentweni.
Exact detail to the cause of the crash and preceding events is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation.
Reports from the scene however, indicate that there was a shoot-out before the vehicles collided into each other.

“Netcare 911 paramedics found accident debris and the twisted frame of the vehicles obstructing the road.
The injured had not only sustained injuries, they had sustained multiple gunshot wounds,” said Netcare 911 media liaison officer, Chris Botha.

“After triaging the injured it was found that two people had sustained life-threatening injuries while three others were in a serious condition. Paramedics from several services worked fervently to stabilise the injured at the scene before they transported them to various hospitals,” Botha stated.

In an update, Botha reported one of the critically wounded people has died at the scene despite the efforts from paramedics to resuscitate him.
- Supplied.

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