12OCT

[PIETERMARITZBURG] Man critical after vehicle fire

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A 25-year-old male who was entrapped in a burning vehicle following a collision with another light motor vehicle on Mayors Walk Road in Pietermaritzburg last night, is in a critical condition.

ER24 paramedics, as well as other services, arrived on the scene at 20:10 to find one of the two vehicles engulfed in flames. Luckily bystanders had managed to free the entrapped passenger prior to the emergency service’s arrival. He had suffered multiple, critical, burn injuries and was immediately treated using Advanced Life Support interventions before being transported to Greys Hospital for further care. The driver of the same vehicle had managed to self extricate and had suffered only minor injuries – he was taken to Northdale Hospital by another service. The driver from the other car, also an adult male, had also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg for further care.

The Fire and Traffic Departments as well as the South African Police Services were all on scene.

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