A horror crash on the M19 Durban-bound after the Blair Atholl off-ramp claimed three lives and left one casualty with injuries after a single vehicle overturned at about 6am on Sunday morning.
Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle on its roof in the centre medium. Operations director at Rescue Care, Garrith Jamieson, said, “The four occupants had been thrown from the vehicle whilst the vehicle was rolling. Paramedics found two occupants a male and a female that had sustained major injuries and there was nothing more that could be done for them and they were declared deceased on the scene. Two other occupants had sustained moderate injuries and were stabilised on the scene by paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care they required,” Jamieson said.
The third person succumbed to injuries sustained during the accident and passed on in hospital on Monday.
“At this stage, the events leading up to the crash are unknown, however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further,” said Jamieson. In a separate fatal accident, one person has been killed and four others critically injured after being knocked by a vehicle whilst sleeping under a bridge in Pinetown just after 4:15am on Saturday morning.
Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find chaos. “There is currently construction on the new bus lane on Old Main Road which goes underneath St Johns Avenue. This is cordoned off, however, a light motor vehicle crashed through the barricades and collided into the pedestrians. Paramedics found one male believed to be in his 20s had sustained major injuries and was declared deceased on the scene.
“A further four patients; one woman and three men; had sustained critical injuries and required Advanced Life Support paramedics to stabilise them on the scene before transporting them to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required,” said Jamieson.
At this stage, the events leading up to the single vehicle crashing through the barriers is unknown, however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.