Shelley Beach crash claims 6 victims

2015-04-03 17:32
(Netcare 911)

(Netcare 911)

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Durban - Paramedics have revised the death toll of an accident near Shelley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Friday, saying six people - and not seven - were killed.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said that one of those killed in the crash on the R61 was a child.

It had initially been reported that seven people had died, of which three were children, but paramedics revised these figures to six people including a child.

Botha said that the crash involved two vehicles that collided head-on. The reason for the collision was not immediately known.

He said the jaws-of-life were used to extract one adult, who was in a critical condition.

Botha said that one of the vehicles was from Limpopo province while the other was a vehicle with a KwaZulu-Natal registration.

Robert Mckenzi of the provincial Emergency Medical Service said that the crash took place at about midday and involved a bakkie and a car.

(Netcare 911)

“Amazingly the driver of the bakkie survived the initial impact and was treated by paramedics from several ambulance services that had responded to the scene,” said Mckenzie.

Mckenzie said that the driver was taken to a hospital in Port Shepstone.

(Netcare 911)

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