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Serious crash closes the M4 Northern Freeway

A serious crash involving three vehicles has left Four people seriously injured on the M4 near the Umhlanga turnoff around 10 am this morning.

Rescue Care and Crisis Medical Paramedics arrived on the scene to find carnage. Three vehicles had collided on the busy Highway. One person was severely entrapped and whilst Paramedics worked to stabilise the man in the vehicle rescuers used the Jaws of Life and other hydraulic equipment to free him. The Lenmed 1 Aeromedical Helicopter was called to assist in rapidly transporting the man to the Lenmed Ethekweni Hospital and Heart Centre for the urgent care he required. Three other occupants from the vehicle had sustained serious injuries and were all stabilised on the scene by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.

The freeway remained closed for over two hours whilst emergency personal worked to clear the scene.

At this stage, the events leading up to the collision is unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.
 

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