[RICHMOND] – Man killed following head-on collision.
A man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed this morning following a head-on collision between a light motor vehicle and truck on the R56 in Richmond, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h37 to find the wrecked light motor vehicle in the middle of the road while the truck had come to a stop a short distance away.
On closer inspection, medics found a man, believed to be in his 40s, lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle.
Rescue Services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the man, an operation lasting two hours.
Once freed, paramedics immediately began treating the patient. After a few minutes, medics found that the patients vital signs rapidly diminished.
CPR and advanced life support interventions were immediately initiated, in an effort to revive the patient. Unfortunately, after some time, no vital signs returned, and the man was declared dead.
The driver of the truck fortunately escaped injury.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.