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Girl, 3, dies and another child in critical condition after multi-vehicle crash near KZN’s Mariannhill toll plaza

28 December 2021 - 13:50 By TIMESLIVE
A three-year-old girl was killed and a seven-year-old boy was severely injured in a collision near the Mariannhill toll plaza.
A three-year-old girl was killed and a seven-year-old boy was severely injured in a collision near the Mariannhill toll plaza.
Image: ALS Paramedics

Paramedics are on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision near KwaZulu-Natal's Mariannhill toll plaza in which a three-year-old girl has died and a seven-year-old is in a critical condition.

Advanced Life Support Paramedics Medical Services spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said: “Initial reports are that a truck, bakkie and light motor vehicle collided before one of the vehicles rolled many times.”

“Two children aged three and seven, believed to be in the rear of the bakkie, sustained critical injuries and were stabilised by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before the Netcare 911 Aero Medical Helicopter was activated to airlift the three-year-old to hospital.”

Jamieson said the girl went into cardiac arrest before leaving the scene and despite resuscitation attempts, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased.

Jamieson said the second child was loaded into the awaiting helicopter and transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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