Several injuries over busy weekend

2016-10-06 06:00
PHOTO: netcare 911 The crash in Umgababa.

PHOTO: netcare 911 The crash in Umgababa.

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IT was a busy weekend for lower South Coast emergency services as several accidents occurred.

A woman was seriously injured and two others sustained mild injuries in a crash in Margate on Monday morning.

Kwazulu Private Ambulance paramedics found one patient still in one vehicle. She was extricated and placed onto a trauma board and stabilised by paramedics.

“It appears that the taxi rear-ended the car, which left the road and was pushed into an embankment,” said Kwazulu Private Ambulance spokesperson Belinda Catchpole.

SAPS is investigating.

On Sunday morning, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a collision at Umgababa.

Reports from the scene indicate that a vehicle with five occupants had veered off the road and overturned before coming to rest about 100 metres down an embankment.

Paramedics found that two people sustained serious injuries while three escaped with minor injuries.

The patients were treated at the scene before medics transported them to a hospital in Scottburgh.

On Saturday afternoon Netcare 911 attended a scene in Ramsgate where a taxi overturned on Fascadale Road.

A taxi had rolled and came to rest on its roof.

“Fourteen people escaped with only minor injuries. Medics treated them at the scene before transporting them to hospital,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

In a separate incident, 30 people sustained injuries from critical to minor in two separate accidents that happened approximately 10 minutes apart on Saturday morning.

Emergency services received reports of the incidents around 5.30am.

The first crash happened on the N2 near Wilsons Cutting where 15 were people injured after a taxi rolled.

The second crash was a head-on collision in Izotsha between a car and a taxi.

“Another 15 injuries were reported from that scene. Two were very serious,” said Catchpole.

Patients from both scenes were triaged, stabilised and transported to various hospitals.

At the same time Kwazulu Private Ambulance responded to another crash on the P200 near Gamalakhe.

“Fortunately, there were no injuries,” said Catchpole. - Supplied.

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