Five people were left injured, including two young girls, when two light motor vehicles collided on Victoria Road in Pietermaritzburg.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found two light motor vehicles in the middle of the road. One of the vehicles had come to a stop against a large truck.

On inspection, paramedics discovered a woman and her two girls, 3 and 7, in the one vehicle. A man and woman were also found in the second vehicle.

ER24 paramedics had to use rescue equipment to free the woman from her vehicle while the two young girls were assessed. Once freed, paramedics found that the woman had sustained moderate injuries while the two girls had sustained only minor injuries.

Another man and woman was also found in the second vehicle. Both patients were assessed and found to have sustained minor injuries.

Paramedics treated all the patients for their injuries. The two young girls were transported privately to hospital while the remaining patients were transported by ambulance.

It is understood that one of the vehicles turned in front of the other oncoming vehicle.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Russel Meiring
ER24 Spokesperson