It was a bumpy start to the Christmas celebration when an accident at Rydalvale intersection left seven casualties with injuries including little children on Tuesday morning.

KZN VIP spokesman, Gareth Naidoo, said, “The group were on their way to church when the accident occurred.

“VIP Medics, security and local police assisted at the scene after which medics conveyed the injured to a medical facility for treatment.”

Naidoo added, “We urge members of the community to drive safely during the festive season. There have been too many accidents on the roads.

“The fatalities and casualties in KwaZulu-Natal are alarming and we need to exercise caution on the roads so that one and all can enjoy a safe festive season.”