ambulanceThe Mercury reports that one person died and 13 were seriously injured when a taxi transporting night shift workers to work collided with a truck on the R102 near Darnall in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.

IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Dylan Meyrick said IPSS and other emergency services responded to the scene of a collision between a taxi and a truck early on Wednesday evening. When paramedics arrived on the scene they found that a fully laden taxi carrying night shift workers to work in KwaDukuza (Stanger) had collided with a sugar cane truck. “IPSS Medical arrived at a chaotic scene with 13 patients sustaining critical to serious injuries. IPSS Medical advanced life support worked to stabilise five patients, who were transported to a nearby facility for further care,” Meyrick reported. Eight patients were treated and transported to hospital. Unfortunately, one person sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on scene. Meyrick thanked KwaDukuza Municipality Fire Department and other services for the great teamwork.

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