Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to two collisions this weekend which left nine people injured and two dead.
Looking at the first incident, on Saturday afternoon, 14 January 2023, two people were killed and three others injured following their vehicle rolling just off the R33, approximately 10km outside Dundee, KwaZulu Natal.
Responding to the call, ER24 said its paramedics arrived on the scene to find the Provincial EMS and another service already in attendance.
“A light motor vehicle was found upright against a signpost. Five patients were seen lying outside the vehicle.”
ER24 further said that on closer inspection, medics found that two patients had already succumbed to their injuries. “Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead by the Provincial EMS,” ER24 said.
Three additional patients sustained minor to severe injuries, resulting in the patients being treated and transported to Dundee Provincial Hospital for urgent care.
“Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” ER24 concluded.
The second collision took place on Sunday, 15 January 2023, resulting in KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service responding to the R34 Foskor intersection on reports of a collision involving three vehicles.
KwaZulu Natal Private Ambulance’s spokesperson, Chantell Botha said, “When emergency services arrived, they found that two vehicles and a truck had been involved in a collision.”
Assessing the patients, the respondents found that one patient had sustained critical injuries, two patients had sustained serious injuries and three patients had sustained minor injuries.
“The patients were treated on scene before being transported to hospital for further treatment,” concluded Botha.