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Fatal Head-On Collision In Pietermaritzburg Leaves Two Dead And 17 Injured

Immediate medical attention was provided to the injured individuals, with paramedics working tirelessly to stabilise them and transport them to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

On Thursday night, a head-on collision on the N3, near the Church Street Bridge in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, claimed the lives of two individuals and left 17 others injured.

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway, resulting in a devastating crash between two bakkies.

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According to Garrith Jamieson, spokesperson for ALS Paramedics, emergency personnel arrived at the scene to find both vehicles overturned after colliding head-on. The impact was so severe that passengers were ejected onto the roadway, further exacerbating the injuries sustained.

Fatal Head-On Collision In Pietermaritzburg Leaves Two Dead And 17 Injured-SurgeZirc SA
Fatal Head-On Collision In Pietermaritzburg Leaves Two Dead And 17 Injured

Immediate medical attention was provided to the injured individuals, with paramedics working tirelessly to stabilise them and transport them to nearby hospitals for further treatment. However, tragically, two lives could not be saved, and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Unfortunately, two males believed to be in their 30s sustained fatal injuries, and they were declared deceased on the scene,” he said.

Fatal Head-On Collision In Pietermaritzburg Leaves Two Dead And 17 Injured-SurgeZirc SA
Fatal Head-On Collision In Pietermaritzburg Leaves Two Dead And 17 Injured

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The exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined, and investigations will be carried out to establish the sequence of events leading up to the accident.

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“At this stage, the events leading up to the collision are unknown; however, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) were in attendance and will be investigating further,” Jamieson said.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
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