PICS: 2 collisions leave 2 dead in Pinetown

2019-04-29 10:54
One of the accident scenes in Pinetown on Monday morning.

One of the accident scenes in Pinetown on Monday morning. (Supplied)

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Two people have been killed after two separate collisions on the M7 in Pinetown in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to paramedics, Rescue Care responded to reports of a collision involving two vehicles on the M7 over the M13 Bridge around 03:00.

On arrival they found the two badly damaged vehicles in the junction.

"On assessment it was established that one passenger, believed to be in his sixties, had sustained major injuries.

"There was nothing more paramedics could do for him and he was declared deceased on the scene. Three others were stabilised on the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for the further care that they required," Rescue Care said in a statement. 

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Just after 05:00, Rescue Care paramedics responded to a second incident on the M7 near the N3 interchange.

On arrival they found that a single vehicle carrying a load of bread had overturned coming to rest on its side.

"The driver, a male believed to be in his thirties, had sustained major injuries and there was nothing more paramedics could do for him. He was declared deceased on the scene.

"Two passengers had sustained serious injuries and were stabilised by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required," the statement read. 

"At this stage the events leading up to the collisions are unknown; however, SAPS will be investigating further."

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