Overloaded car smashes into tree, killing 1

2015-06-03 11:02
(KwaZulu-Natal EMS, Supplied)

(KwaZulu-Natal EMS, Supplied)

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Ladysmith - A woman was killed and six people were injured when their vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree in Ladysmith on Wednesday morning, said KwaZulu-Natal EMS.

The car was overloaded.

"Of the six surviving patients, three of them were critically injured," said KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie.

“Paramedics had to extricate two of the patients who were trapped in the wreckage," he said.

The injured were stabilised on scene before being transported to hospital.

"The exact cause of the crash is not known at this stage and is being investigated by the police," said McKenzie.

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