902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Durban - Three people were killed and a 12-year-old girl was critically injured in an accident on the R103 between Ladysmith and Colenso on Tuesday morning, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services said.

Paramedics arrived to find that the car had left the road and crashed into a small ravine, spokesman Robert Mckenzie said in a statement.

“Tragically it was found that three people had died in the collision and that a child, who is about 12 years old, had been critically injured.”

The child was taken to a hospital in Ladysmith.

The cause of the accident was being investigated. - Sapa