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[HILTON] – Two injured in rear-end collision.

Two men were left injured them this morning, one of them critically, when the bakkie they were travelling in rear-ended a truck on the N3 highway near the Peter Brown offramp in Hilton, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene at 06h15 to find a wrecked bakkie in the emergency lane of the highway. One man was found walking around the scene while a second man was found trapped inside the bakkie.

Medics assessed the patients and found that the entrapped man had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition while the man found walking around the scene had sustained moderate injuries.

Fire Services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the man from the bakkie. Once freed, medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured man with advanced life support interventions.

Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.