Toddler killed, a 7-year-old boy fighting for his life after 3-vehicle pile-up on N3

Toddler killed, a 7-year-old boy fighting for his life after 3-vehicle pile-up on N3

A 3-year-old girl has died while a 7-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a three-vehicle collision on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.

ALS spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the crash occurred just before 1 pm on the N3 westbound freeway, just after the Mariannhill Toll Plaza.

He said a truck, a bakkie, and a light motor vehicle had collided on the roadway.

Toddler killed, a 7-year-old boy fighting for his life after a 3-vehicle pile-up on N3

“Two children aged 3 and 7, believed to be in the rear of the bakkie, sustained critical injuries and were stabilized at the scene by advanced life support paramedics before the Netcare 911 aeromedical helicopter was activated to airlift the one child to the hospital for the urgent medical treatment that she required,” he said.

Jamieson said the second child was loaded into a waiting ambulance and rushed to the hospital for the treatment he required.

Jamieson later confirmed that the girl had succumbed to her injuries.

On Monday, one person was seriously injured in a crash in Umbilo.

Toddler killed, a 7-year-old boy fighting for his life after a 3-vehicle pile-up on N3

ALS Paramedics Medical Services arrived to find that a truck and a light motor vehicle had collided in the intersection before the truck lost control and crashed into a wall.

Jamieson said a man in his forties was found to be trapped in the vehicle and had sustained serious injuries. He was stabilized at the scene by advanced life support paramedics while the Durban Fire Department used the jaws of life to cut him free from the wreckage.

He said once freed, the patient was taken to a nearby Durban hospital.

-IOL

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