Durban - A five vehicle collision left 24 people injured near the Lemonville turnoff on Durban’s M4 highway this morning.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene just after 8am to find the two taxis and three light motor vehicles in the road.
“The occupants had already climbed out of the vehicles and were found walking around on the scene,”said Meiring.
Paramedics assessed the patients, said Meiring, and found the 23 people had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
“The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals for further treatment,”he said.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
Meanwhile in a separate incident a pedestrian was knocked by a vehicle on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in Umhlanga Ridge.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst Reports from the scene indicate that a 29-year-old male was struck down by a light motor vehicle while crossing the road.
“The patient sustained moderate injuries and was treated on scene by an Advanced life support paramedic,” said Herbst.
Herbst said once the man was stabilized, he was transported to hospital for further treatment.
The Durban North SAPS were in attendance.