[RICHMOND] – One killed, three injured in head-on collision.
A woman was killed and three others injured this morning following a head-on collision on the R56 Road in Richmond, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 09h30 to find the bakkie in the road while the minibus had come to a stop at the bottom of a small embankment.
On closer inspection, medics found the body of a woman lying trapped inside the minibus. Unfortunately, the woman had already succumbed to her numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.
Three other patients, all men, were found on the scene. Assessments showed that two men had sustained numerous injuries and were in a serious condition while the third man had sustained moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries, and the seriously injured provided with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the two seriously injured men were airlifted to nearby hospitals by private medical helicopters. The remaining patient was transported by ambulance.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.