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Child (10) dies in vehicle collision in Oslo Beach

One patient who had sustained critical injuries was airlifted by the Netcare 911 medical helicopter to a specialist facility in Pietermaritzburg.

A 10 year old child was killed in a motor vehicle collision on the R620 in Oslo Beach last night.

KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the incident and found that two vehicles had been involved in a collision.

“Paramedics assessed the scene and found that one patient had sustained fatal injuries, one patient had sustained critical injuries, and one patient had sustained serious injuries,” said spokesperson Chantelle Botha.

A bystander had started resuscitation efforts on the patient with fatal injuries, and paramedics quickly continued resuscitation efforts. Sadly, despite all efforts, the patient was declared dead on scene.

Paramedics stabilised the patient who had critical injuries, and the patient was airlifted by the Netcare 911 medical helicopter to a specialist facility in Pietermaritzburg for further treatment.

The patient with serious injuries was stabilised on scene before being transported to the hospital for further care.

The cause of the collision is not known, but authorities are investigating.

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