Truck crushes car injuring three on the N3 in Balgawen, Pietermaritzburg


ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.

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TRUCK CRUSHES CAR INJURING THREE ON THE N3 IN BALGAWEN, PIETERMARITZBURG


Three people were left critically injured this evening after a truck and light motor vehicle collided on the N3 in Balgawen, Pietermaritzburg.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the wrecked truck and light motor vehicle in the middle of the highway. The heavy truck and container lay ontop of the light motor vehicle.

On inspection, paramedics found  a man lying trapped inside of the truck while a man and woman lay trapped inside the light motor vehicle. All three patients were found to be in a critical condition.

Rescue teams had to use specialised rescue tools to free the truck driver from his vehicle. Once the truck driver was free, a heavy crane was used to lift the truck and container off the light motor vehicle.

Cover-Photo: The Ladysmith Herald


Both the husband and wife were carefully extricated from the vehicle. All three patients were treated for their injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions.

Once treated, the patients were transported to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Russel Meiring, ER24 Spokesperson




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