Incidents June 22, 2020
[WARTBURG] – Head-on collision leaves 15 injured.
Fifteen people have been injured this afternoon when a taxi and a truck collided head-on on the R614 outside of Wartburg, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find both the taxi and truck on the side of the road. Both vehicles had sustained a significant amount of damage in the collision.
On closer inspection, medics found the driver of the taxi lying trapped inside his vehicle in a critical condition. Several other patients were found scattered around the scene.
ER24 Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the driver from the taxi. 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.