Two injured in Merlewood accident

2016-04-14 06:00
PHOTO: supplied The vehicle hit barrier at the Merlewood intersection.

PHOTO: supplied The vehicle hit barrier at the Merlewood intersection.

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TWO people sustained injuries in a crash at the Merlewood traffic lights on Friday morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 8am.

KwaZulu Private Ambulance spokesperson Belinda Catchpole said a bakkie was in the middle of the intersection while the light motor vehicle came to a standstill after smashing into the barrier.

“Both patients were stabilised and transported to hospital,” said Catchpole.

In another incident the following day, a man sustained moderate injuries after the vehicle he was driving left the road and crashed into a sugar-cane field near Margate on Saturday at around 3am. Netcare 911 paramedics responded and stabilised the patient before transporting him to hospital.

Another person died in an accident in Merlewood on Saturday morning.

Reports indicate that a taxi collided with a pedestrian and then hit another taxi.

Netcare 911 and provincial paramedics arrived at the scene and found the road littered with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles.

“After triaging it was found that the pedestrian had died on scene due to the extensive injuries he sustained, 11 others sustained moderate injuries,” said Netcare spokesperson Chris Botha.

Medics treated the injured at the scene before they transported them to various hospitals.

- Supplied.

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