Durban - A grade 12 pupil died and a fellow matriculant and an adult male were seriously injured when the driver of a vehicle lost control of the car and hit the pedestrians.
They were walking on the pavement on the M7 going towards Bluff just after Titren Road intersection, when the incident occurred.
Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said the matric pupil succumbed to the severity of her injuries on the scene, while the other two casualties were transported to hospital.
The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene. Police and all relevant authorities were on the scene.
In Pietermaritzburg, three people were left injured on Monday morning when a taxi rear-ended another on the N3 northbound highway near the Ashburton turnoff in Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene just after 8am to find both taxis in the centre median. The passengers and drivers from both taxis were found walking around on the scene.
Paramedics assessed the patients and found that two women, one of them pregnant, and one man had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on this incident.
Paramedics treated the patients and transported them to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg and Northdale Provincial Hospital for further treatment.
The drivers of the taxis were assessed and found to have escaped injury.