[HIGHFLATS] – Bakkie and truck collide head-on killing one, injuring 13.
One man has been killed and 13 others injured this morning after a bakkie and truck collided head-on on the R612 in Highflats in KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with various other services, arrived on the scene and found the bakkie and truck in the middle of the road. A second truck, also found on the scene, had rear-ended the first truck after the collision. Several bodies were found scattered around on the scene. Most of the patients on scene had been seated on the back of the bakkie and had been ejected during the collision. On assessment, paramedics discovered the lifeless body of a man lying trapped inside the bakkie. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene. 13 other patients were found on the scene. Two patients, a man and woman, had sustained critical injuries while the remaining had sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. Paramedics treated all the patients and provided the seriously and critically injured with numerous advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment. Local authorities will be investigation the cause of the collision.