Man killed as vehicle rolls down embankment in KZN

2015-04-02 12:02
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Pietermaritzburg - A man died and six others were injured when a delivery vehicle rolled down an embankment on the N11, around 10km south of Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

"It is understood a light delivery vehicle rolled and went down an embankment after a tyre burst.

"The vehicle landed on its roof," said ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing.

"When ER24 and other paramedics arrived on scene they found one person, who was ejected from the vehicle, lying on the grass. The man, in his 30s, was assessed. Unfortunately he had succumbed to his injuries."

A woman and a man had to be pulled from the wreckage. The woman, also in her 30s, was assessed and found to be in a critical condition, having sustained multiple injuries.

All the other injured were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. They were later taken to hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the accident was unknown. Police were investigating.

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