Weekend accident wrap: One dead and five injured in and around Durban
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DURBAN: A man lost his life after the vehicle he was travelling in left the road and landed in a river in Doonside, Warner Beach, south of Durban, on Saturday.
The police said that, on Saturday morning, members from the Durban Search and Rescue Unit, together with Metro Police Search and Rescue and eThekwini Fire and Rescue, responded to Doonside, Warner Beach, after it was reported that a vehicle was in the river.
“The single occupant of the vehicle had already succumbed to his injuries upon the arrival of the emergency services. The body of a 38-year-old male was recovered,” said police.
On Saturday afternoon, four people were injured after a collision between two light motor vehicles in the Durban CBD.
Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics arrived on the scene, on Stalwart Simelane Street, to find two light motor vehicles had collided.
“A rear passenger in one of the vehicles, a female, about 25 years old, was found to have sustained critical injuries and advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise her, before she was placed onto a mechanical ventilator – to assist her with breathing – and transported to hospital,” he said.
Van Reenen said the three other people, including a 14-year-old child, suffered minor to moderate injuries in the collision, and were treated and stabilised on scene before being taken to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
ALS Paramedics and KZN VIP Medical attended to a serious single vehicle accident on Boundary Road, in Queensburgh, just before 9pm on Saturday evening.
Paramedic Garrith Jamieson said one person had been injured after the vehicle overturned.
On Friday afternoon, an elderly female motorist was left with moderate injuries, after a collision involving two light motor vehicles, in the Point Waterfront area.
Van Reenen said Emer-G-Med paramedics arrived on the scene to find the two vehicles had collided in a side impact.