Five-month old baby killed in N3 road accident

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Five-month old baby killed in N3 road accident. PHOTO: (iStock)
Five-month old baby killed in N3 road accident. PHOTO: (iStock)

A five-month old baby died and two other people were injured in tragic road accident on the N3, just after Hilton, in the KZN Midlands, on Sunday afternoon.

According to Midlands Emergency Services, the single motor vehicle accident happened just before 2pm.

The emergency response company said that their crew, who rushed to the scene, found that a single motor vehicle had rolled several times leaving one patient entrapped.

The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital for further medical care but was later declared deceased.

“Two other people sustained injuries - one seriously injured and another with minor injuries. All patients were treated on scene before being transported to various hospitals,” said Midlands EMS.

Meanwhile, five people were seriously injured following a head-on collision on the Archie Gumede Road in Masons Mill, in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday morning.

According to the Mi7 National Group’s Emergency Medical Services, their team was dispatched to the scene just after just before 5am.

It said that their medics found that two cars had collided head-on, leaving five people injured.

Mi7 said one vehicle caught alight but was extinguished by bystanders who witnessed the crash.

“The driver of the second vehicle was entrapped in the wreckage and was subsequently freed by firefighters - with the assistance of Mi7 medics - using the jaws-of-life,” said Mi7.

The emergency services comoany said their medics stabilised three patients and took them to hospital.

The remaining two were treated by another service provider, it added.

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