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Hilton child cyclist critically injured after being struck by car

A child reportedly struck by a vehicle in Hilton while riding a bicycle was left in critical condition and required urgent advanced life support treatment.

A collision between a car and bicycle left a child cyclist in the Hilton area in critical condition. Picture: Midlands EMS

Published Jul 3, 2022

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Durban – A child struck by a car in Hilton while riding a bicycle was left in critical condition.

Midlands EMS spokesperson Roland Robertson said a Howick Advanced Life Support ambulance was dispatched to Hilton, near the police station, for a child that had been struck by a vehicle on Friday just before 9am.

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“On arrival it was found that the child was in a critical condition and required urgent advanced life support treatment. Once treated and stabilised the child was transported to a nearby private hospital for further care,” he said.

A child cyclist struck by a vehicle in Hilton was left in critical condition. Picture: Midlands EMS.

A child cyclist struck by a vehicle in Hilton was left in critical condition. Picture: Midlands EMS

Today, Medi Response spokesperson Leon Fourie reported that paramedics responded to a motorcycle accident on the R102 near Mtunzini.

Fourie said when paramedics arrived on the scene it was established that a single motorcycle had left the roadway, ploughing into the sugar cane field.

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“The rider of the motorbike sustained several injuries and was stabilised on scene by Medi Response advanced life support paramedics,” he said.

Fourie said the injured rider was transported to a nearby hospital by ALS Paramedics Medical Services.

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A rider was injured after his motorcycle left the roadway and landed in a sugar cane field alongside the R102 near Mtunzini. Picture: Medi Response

A rider was injured after his motorbike left the roadway and landed in a sugar cane field alongside the R102 near Mtunzini. Picture: Medi Response

Yesterday, Midlands EMS said a pedestrian was left in serious condition after being hit by a car.

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Robertson said paramedics were dispatched to Mphophomeni main road at 10.20am for a pedestrian who had been knocked down.

“On arrival, crews found that the patient had sustained serious injuries and required advanced life support intervention. Once stabilised, the patient was transported to a nearby hospital for further care,” he said.

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