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[BISHOPSTOWE] One killed, two injured in collision

One person has been killed and two others sustained moderate injuries following a two-vehicle collision on the old Wartburg road in Bishopstowe in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 15H00, they found one person entrapped in a vehicle. He had to be extricated by the fire department using the jaws of life. He was found to be in a critical condition and paramedics immediately initiated advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the paramedics he succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

Two others were found to have sustained moderate injuries.

ER24, as well as another medical service at the scene, transported the injured to hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.