Four people were injured, one critically so, after a vehicle veered off the road and smashed into a pole at the intersection of North Coast and Umgeni Roads this afternoon. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.
Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and after triaging found that the driver sustained critical injuries while three others were in a serious condition, some of the injured was still trapped in the twisted remains of the vehicle.
While firemen used the Jaws of Life to free the injured paramedics worked fervently to stabilise them. After the patients were treated at the scene paramedics transported them to various hospitals for the care that they required.