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Woman dies in horrific Field’s Hill head-on collision

Six other people, including four children, sustained various injuries in the head-on collision.

A WOMAN believed to be in her 30s was killed when two vehicles collided on the M13 Pietermaritzburg-bound on Field’s Hill earlier today (June 14).

ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said they responded to a horrific crash around 11:30 to find both vehicles with extensive damages on the roadway.

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“Paramedics triaged the scene and found that seven occupants from both vehicles had sustained various injuries, and immediately, more ambulances, as well as Advanced Life Support Paramedics, were dispatched to assist.”

Jamieson reported that one woman, believed to be in her 30s, had sustained major injuries and, unfortunately, there was nothing paramedics could do for her, and she was declared deceased at the scene.

“Six other occupants, including four children, had sustained injuries ranging from moderate to critical and were stabilised on the scene by multiple ambulance services before being transported to various Durban hospitals,” said Jamieson.

According to the paramedics spokesperson, one passenger was severely entrapped in one of the vehicles, and the Durban Fire Department and Netcare911 Rescue Unit had to use the Jaws of Life and other hydraulic equipment to cut the patient free.

“It is alleged that one of the vehicles was travelling Durban-bound when it lost control and veered through the centre medium and into oncoming traffic, colliding into a vehicle travelling up Field’s Hill,” said Jamieson.

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