One person was killed and four others sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious after the truck they were traveling in crashed down an embankment on Intake road close to Klaarwater in Pinetown late this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene just after 18H00, another medical service was already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found a man who had unfortunately sustained fatal injuries. He was declared dead on the scene.

Four others sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious. Two of the four were still entrapped in the truck and were found to be in a serious condition. The fire brigade was still extricating the two patients when ER24 left to transport the one patient who had sustained moderate injuries. KwaZulu Natal EMS also transported another patient who sustained moderate injuries.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known to our paramedics.


Ineke van Huyssteen

ER24 Spokesperson