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12-year-old girl loses foot in Durban CBD crash

A 12-year-old girl’s foot was amputated in a crash in the Durban CBD on Friday. Picture: Emer-G-Med

A 12-year-old girl’s foot was amputated in a crash in the Durban CBD on Friday. Picture: Emer-G-Med

Published Jan 22, 2022

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Durban - A 12-year-old girl's foot was amputated in a crash in the Durban Central Business District on Friday.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said they responded to the scene just before 9pm.

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"On arrival on scene on Shepstone Road, paramedics found multiple pedestrians had been struck by a light motor vehicle.

An on-scene triage area was immediately established and a call was made by the Emer-G-Med Emergency Operations Centre for additional resources," he said.

Van Reenen said the 12-year-old was found in a critical condition, having suffered an amputation to her foot.

"Advanced Life Support intervention was needed to stabilise her before she was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care," he said.

In a separate crash Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the N3 near Lynnfield for reports of a collision.

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Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the N3 near Lynnfield for reports of a collision. Picture: KZPA

"When emergency services arrived they found that two trucks had been involved in a rear end collision, resulting in the front truck catching fire .

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found one patient with serious injuries and one patient with minor injuries," said KZPA spokesperson, Craig Botha.

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He said the patients were treated at scene before being transported to hospital for further treatment.

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