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Pedestrian killed, 15 pupils injured in Pietermaritzburg crash

A multiple vehicle collision on Dr Chota Motala Road in Pietermaritzburg resulted in one death and 15 pupils were injured. Picture: Facebook.

A multiple vehicle collision on Dr Chota Motala Road in Pietermaritzburg resulted in one death and 15 pupils were injured. Picture: Facebook.

Published May 24, 2022

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An accident involving a taxi transporting school children, a light motor vehicle and a scooter resulted in the death of a pedestrian and 15 pupils were injured.

Multiple emergency services were dispatched to Dr Chota Motala Road on Tuesday morning at around 7am following a multiple vehicle collision.

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Mi7 National Group spokesperson Colin Davids said when Emergency Medical Services medics arrived on the scene, they found that a minibus taxi had crashed into pedestrians and other vehicles.

“Mi7 medics quickly got to work, assessing a number of patients, including school-going children,” he said.

During the quick assessments paramedics found that three patients had sustained serious injuries and a further 12 had sustained minor injuries, said Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service spokesperson Craig Botha.

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Midlands EMS spokesperson Roland Roberston said the accident involved a school taxi, a scooter and a light motor vehicle.

Robertson said a total of 15 children sustained minor to moderate injuries.

“Sadly, a pedestrian has sustained fatal injuries and has been declared deceased on scene,” he said.

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He said Midlands EMS, as well as other emergency medical services transported all the patients to local medical facilities for further treatment.

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