Man killed in Shongweni collision

A collision between a bus and a vehicle left a man dead and three others with moderate injuries. Two children aged eight and thirteen years, were amongst the injured. At approximately 1430 this afternoon paramedics from ER24 Hillcrest attended the collision on Shongweni Road bridge at the N3 where they found the vehicle still wedged…

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Cyclist seriously injured

One cyclist was seriously injured and another sustained minor injuries while riding in St Helier Road in Hillcrest this morning. It is understood the two, who were part of a group of cyclists, fell while riding downhill. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found the group of cyclists assisting a man. Paramedics took over. On…


Car slams into truck injuring three

Three men were injured this morning after a light motor vehicle slammed into the side of a truck on Old Richmond Road in Marrian Hill, Hillcrest. On arrival of ER24 paramedics, they found a light motor vehicle partially wedged beneath a scrap metal truck which sat in the middle of the road. Paramedics were relieved…


Seven injured in taxi collision, KZN

Seven people were injured this morning after a truck and taxi collided on the N3 highway near Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found a taxi stationed on the side of the road. The right side of the taxi had been completely ripped open. On assessment, paramedics found that seven occupants…


Bakkie rolls injuring two

Two people were injured this afternoon when their bakkie rolled multiple times on the N3 near Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal. When Er24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the light motor vehicle in a ditch next to the roadside. On assessment, paramedics discovered two people had sustained moderate injuries. The driver of the vehicle lay trapped…


Two killed in plane crash

Two men in their 30s were killed this evening when their plane crashed into a small stream near the D459 14km outside Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics received the emergency call from SAPS and immediately responded to the scene. On arrival, paramedics discovered the light aircraft lying wrecked in the small stream. A veld fire…


Boy drowns in Hillcrest swimming pool.

A one-year old boy has died after he drowned in a swimming pool in the Hillcrest area, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found a young boy lying next to the pool. A bystander was busy administering CPR to the young patient. Paramedics immediately took over CPR, providing the patient with advanced life…


Man critical after falling eight meters

A man in his 30s is in a critical condition this morning after falling eight meters at a company in Hammersdale in Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the patient lying on his side, motionless. When paramedics assessed the patient, they found that he was barely breathing and he had…

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High profile government official seriously injured

A high profile government official was involved in a serious collision along the N3 just outside Shongweni, Pietermaritzburg this morning.Just after 10:00, a municipality maintenance truck crashed into the blue-light vehicle which was headed towards Durban.  ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found an extensively damaged vehicle.  The official sustained serious injuries and was stabilised on scene…