DURBAN - At least two people were killed and 28 injured on KwaZulu-Natal roads over the weekend.
On Friday, 13 people were injured when a taxi and bakkie collided on Bamboo Lane near Knowles Spar in Pinetown.
Garrith Jamieson of Rescue Care Paramedics said they arrived to find that the taxi had T-boned into a bakkie.
“A total of 13 people had sustained minor injuries and were stabilised on the scene before being transported to various Durban hospitals for the further care that they required,” said Jamieson.
In another incident that night, five people were injured when two vehicles collided on Mount Batten Drive in Reservoir Hills.
“Just after 6pm Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the two badly damaged cars on opposite sides of the road. One man had sustained serious injury and was stabilised on the scene by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital,” said Jamieson. A further four people were also injured and transported to hospital.
A while later, Joyce Ndwandwe, 53, and Senzo Chule, 35, were killed and eight were injured when a vehicle and a bakkie collided on the N3 near the Nottingham Road off-ramp.
“ER24 paramedics used the Jaws of Life to remove two patients from the vehicles. Unfortunately nothing could be done to save the male and female patients and they were declared dead on the scene,” said Annine Siddall, ER24 spokesperson.
Siddall added that four people had sustained moderate injuries and four more had sustained minor injuries.
On Sunday morning, two people were left injured after a motorcycle and car collided on Fields Hill in Pinetown.
“On arrival, paramedics found that both carriageways had been affected. A biker, who was travelling west bound up Fields Hill, apparently lost control and collided with the barrier, the bike landed on the Eastbound carriageway colliding head on into a car,” said Jamieson.
He said the biker and the car driver were moderately injured and were stabilised at the scene and then taken to hospital.
Police are investigating the various crashes.