26 Injured In Collision on the P100 in Cottonlands near Verulam

09 April 2018 | From Arrive Alive


26 People suffered moderate to serious injuries following a collision on the P100 in Cottonlands near Verulam yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 17:11 Reaction Unit South Africa received multiple calls from motorists requesting medical assistance for the injured. Upon arrival medics from several ambulance services treated the injured before transporting them to Osindisweni Hospital. The jaws of life had to be used to free a seriously injured 15-year-old girl who was trapped in the front seat of a Toyota Quantum.

It is alleged that a Toyota Corolla was traveling in the direction of Cottonlands when the driver overtook a vehicle in front of him. The Toyota Corolla collided head-on into a Colt bakkie that was traveling in the opposite direction. A fully loaded Toyota Quantum that was traveling behind the Colt bakkie swerved to avoid the collision and crashed down an embankment.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota Corolla were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

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