Three die after crashing into fire hydrant

2018-04-14 22:19

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Three people have died after a vehicle lost control and collided with a fire hydrant and street pole at the corner of Gardiner Street and West Street in Durban CBD just after 05:00 on Saturday morning.

Rescue Care Spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson, said the scene was in chaos when paramedics arrived.

One passenger died on the scene, while two later succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Jamieson said both the driver and a passenger had been severely entrapped in the wreckage and the Durban fire department had to use the jaws of life to cut them free.

"The driver was in a critical condition and placed on a manual ventilator before being rushed to a nearby hospital for the further care that he required.

"The passenger had sustained serious injuries and was also cut free," he said.

Jamieson said four other occupants, who were believed to have been seated in the rear of the vehicle at the time of the accident, had been ejected and were found on the opposite side of the road.

He said two of these passengers had been critically injured.

"Advanced Life Support Paramedics placed both on manual ventilators on the scene.

"One of the injured had sustained major injuries and unfortunately went into cardiac arrest, he passed away on the scene," he said.

Jamieson said the other two ejected passengers had sustained moderate injuries.

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