Three die in head-on crash on M19 between Pinetown and Durban

21 March 2016 - 13:04 By Yasantha Naidoo

Three people‚ including a two-year-old boy‚ died and four people were critically injured during a head-on collision between an SUV and taxi on the M19 between Pinetown and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal early on Monday morning.ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said that when paramedics and emergency personnel arrived at the accident scene shortly after midnight‚ they found the boy as well as two adults in the SUV had died.The driver and another boy‚ believed to be seven-years-old‚ were found trapped.Paramedics and rescue services had to break open the doors of the SUV to gain access to them. Once freed‚ they were treated for multiple injuries and rushed to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Both of them were in a critical condition.Vermaak said the driver of the taxi and a female passenger‚ ‚ who is believed to be pregnant‚ were found with critical injuries still trapped in their vehicle.It is believed that the taxi driver lost control around a bend on the M19 and veered through the centre median before \colliding head-on with the SUV.

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