Witness Reporter
1 minute read
10 Oct 2020

Six dead in KwaZulu-Natal bakkie crash

Witness Reporter

Fatal crash near Ladysmith also injures five people

Six people were killed, and five others left injured, following a bakkie
rollover on the S61 in the Besters area outside Ladysmith late on Friday night.

ER24 paramedics said the Provincial EMS were already in attendance when
they got to the scene.

“A bakkie was lying on its side in the veld, 150 meters away from the
road. Several people were found lying around the vehicle.

 “Medics assessed the patients and found that five people had already
succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they
were declared dead by the Provincial EMS.”

 ER24 said six other patients were tended to on scene. One person was in a critical condition while
five others had sustained serious to minor injuries.

“Paramedics treated the
patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support
interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further
care. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the hospital, the critically injured
patient succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead.”