Incidents December 26, 2020
[CHAMPAGNE VALLEY] Two killed, four injured in a single-vehicle rollover
Two people sustained fatal injuries while four others were left injured following a single-vehicle rollover on the R600 in Champagne Valley in Winterton this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 15h00, they found other medical services already in attendance. Upon further assessment, it was found that a vehicle left the roadway, rolled and landed in the river below. One of the patients was found lying on the embankment and showing no signs of life. Paramedics declared the patient dead at the scene. One other patient managed to climb up to the roadside and was found to be in a serious condition.
Three others were found inside the vehicle in the river but managed to exit the vehicle and was found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. A patient was also found with fatal injuries lying next to the vehicle. The patient was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
ER24, as well as KZN EMS and another medical service at the scene, treated the patients before transporting them to hospital for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known.
*THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION SINCE THE INITIAL REPORT.