Container falls onto car and kills one person

Kwazulu Natal – On the M7 under the N2. There has been a crash. A container has fallen off a truck, onto two light moving vehicles. Emergency services on the scene were sadly unable to do anything about the one fatality, and 2 patients are critically injured and entrapped.

Sadly one person has sustained fatal injuries.  Paramedics treated 9 other patients, who had been occupants from one of the four vehicles that the container fell onto.

One person has been killed and nine others injured after multiple vehicle pile-ups on the N2 M7 interchange in Durban around 10 am this morning.

Rescue Care Paramedics were called to the scene to find absolute carnage. A truck had somehow lost control on the offramp and collided with three vehicles before overturning and crushing two vehicles. Paramedics found the vehicles spread out over a long distance. Immediately more ambulances, as well as Advanced Life Support Units, were dispatched to the scene. In one vehicle Paramedics found three occupants severely entrapped. The driver was assessed and found to have sustained major injuries, unfortunately, there was nothing more Paramedics could do and he was declared deceased at the scene. The two rear passengers one being a teenager were entrapped and were stabilised by Advanced Life Support Paramedics whilst Durban Fire Department worked to cut them free. Once freed they were transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required. A total of nine people had sustained various injuries and were all treated at the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for the further care that they required.

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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