Two killed in Fields Hill crash

2016-08-02 06:00
Photo: supplied The accident scene at Mariannhill.

Photo: supplied The accident scene at Mariannhill.

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TWO people were killed and another two sustained serious injuries when two delivery trucks collided head-on on the M13, Fields Hill on Tuesday.

Paramedics found the two vehicles badly damaged with two occupants trapped inside one of the vehicles. Both of were in a critical condition. Paramedics managed to extricate the one trapped victim. The other trapped victim had to be freed using hydraulic equipment.

Once freed, the two critically injured quickly deteriorated. Paramedics did everything possible to save their lives, but they were later declared dead on the scene.

The two occupants of the other vehicle were treated by another service on scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

It is understood that one of the vehicles lost control and veered across the centre median into oncoming traffic.

In a separate incident the next morning (Wednesday), seven people were injured, including six children, when two light motor vehicles collided on the M1 in Mariannhill.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 7am and found one vehicle on the left-hand lane while the second vehicle was found in the middle of the road.

On further inspection, paramedics found that a woman and six children, aged between six and eight, had been injured in the collision.

Paramedics assessed the patients and found that their injuries ranged from minor to moderate.

The patients were treated and taken to hospital.

Both accidents are being investigated by police. - Supplied.

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