ER24 paramedics experiencing busy day attending to many crashes
04 May 2013 | From Arrive Alive

Our KZN crews have had an incredibly busy day today, dealing with multiple incidents and treating patients for various injuries. 

Three collisions have taken place since this morning at the same place on the N3 just before Key Ridge on the north bound carriage way. 
At around 8am, a truck overturned which left the two occupants with minor injuries and they were transported to hospital for further care. Shorty after that, two vehicles collided with one another in almost the same spot, but luckily after assessment by paramedics it was found that no one ha sustained any physical injuries in the collision. 
This afternoon at the same location, paramedics responded to a fatal accident where a woman had been ejected from her Uno hatch after it rolled. Sadly she had already died on scene prior to their arrival and she was declared dead. The 41 year old was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time. 
At around 15:00, a truck which was transporting road maintenance crews overturned on the N3 about 500 meters before the Market road exit. The truck left the north bound carriage way an rolled down the short embankment. Five occupants were sitting in the front cabin of the truck, and a man and woman were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. Both people suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead. Two other patents suffered serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital under Advanced Life Support care. 
The fifth patient was being treated on scene for serious injuries when her condition suddenly started to deteriorate. Despite all efforts by paramedics to stabilise her condition, resuscitation efforts could not stabilise her and she too was declared dead on scene. 
Earlier this afternoon, at around 15:00, a shooting incident took place in the area of Hammeradale. It appears that an unknown number of suspects approached the business and a shoot out between then and the guards ensued. Paramedics were called to treat one of the guards for gun shot wounds that he had sustained to his arm, and he was transported in a stable condition to a nearby hospital. Two of the business patrons were also transported to hospital for care of minor injuries that they had sustained in attempts to flee the scene. 
Local police were in attendance at all above mentioned incidents and the necessary investigations will be conducted by them. 
Share This Page
Tell a Friend | Print this Page
27 Feb 2015 | Department of Transport
The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr. Willies Mchunu, has warned music lovers and visitors against lawlessness and errant behavior on the roads ahead of the Metro FM music awards in Durban tomorrow. The Metro FM Awards attract scores of people from across the country
27 Feb 2015 | Department of Transport
MEC Donald Grant on proposed lowering of blood alcohol content: On the 28th of January 2015, the national Department of Transport gazetted the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill. Of the proposed amendments, most prominent is an envisaged lowering of the current blood-alcohol limit to zero for all
27 Feb 2015 | Department of Transport
The Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison will tomorrow be hosting the Reclaim The Streets campaign that aims to restore morality back into communities and direct the youth in a positive direction.  The event will include an array of sporting activities such as aerobics, soccer
27 Feb 2015 | Road Safety Highlights
An elderly man died earlier today on Ou Kaapse Weg, in Westlake. When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found a vehicle that had gone through a fence. The driver was still in the vehicle. Paramedics assisted Fire and Rescue Services to extricate the man from the vehicle
27 Feb 2015 | Road Safety in the Media
Bridgestone South Africa has announced it is to be one of the sponsors for the 2015 Big Autism Thing, a large-scale coastal walk to raise funding and awareness for autistic people. The walk begins on March 1 in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, and ends in Strand, Western Cape, on May 2. The route, of
27 Feb 2015 | Road Safety in the Media
A town known for spooky tales and infinite silence got a startle yesterday evening when a collision occured in  Harlem,  close to Uniondale. A tractor with a trailer attached allegedly slided off the main road onto a gravel road and turned over. Eleven people were injured, but fortunately
News Archive
News ArticleView Article
MEC Mchunu warns motorists to drive with caution ahead of Metro FM music awards in Durban tomorrow. View
Have your say on proposed lowering of blood alcohol level View
Northern Cape Transport, Safety and Liaison hosts Reclaim The Streets campaign View
Westlake - Elderly man dies View
Bridgestone supports Autism Walk to raise funding and awareness for autistic people View
11 Injured in collision near ghost town View
Working Agreement signed between KZN Department of Transport and Taxi Industry View
Joint ATNS / WITS Initiative empowers women View
Five injured in motor vehicle collision, one airlifted on N12 View
Deputy Minister takes RAF on the road to Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal View
Home  |  
Contact  |  
Browser  |  
Disclaimer  |  
CMS  |  
© 2015 - All Rights Reserved