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Early morning crash on Umgeni road leaves 1 dead and 4 injured, 1 critically

A young lady in her twenties has passed away this morning after a fatal collision on Umgeni Road just before the N2 bridge.

Just after 5:30am this morning Rescue Care were called to a serious single vehicle collision on Umgeni Road West bound before the N2 bridge at the construction site. On arrival Rescue Care Paramedics found carnage, a single vehicle had collided with a concrete barrier. Two of the occupants of the vehicle were then ejected from the wreckage. Paramedics assessed the scene and found that a young lady who had been ejected from the wreckage had sustained fatal injuries and had unfortunately passed away before their arrival.

Two people were trapped in the wreckage and the Fire Department used the jaws of life and other hydraulic equipment to free them. One patient had sustained critical injuries and was placed on a manual ventilator on the scene before being transported by ER24 to a nearby facility. The remaining three occupants of the vehicle were stabilized on scene needing Advanced Life Support intervention before being transported to various Durban Hospitals for further care that they required.

It is unclear what caused the single vehicle to collide with the concrete barrier however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.

Umgeni Road West bound was closed whilst emergency personal worked to clear the scene.

Garrith Jamieson

Operations Director 

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