A five car snarl up on the n2 south in Umgababa has left four people injured, one critically so this evening at around 19h30. A report from the scene indicates that a large volume of smoke was covering the roadway and reducing the visibility when the accident occurred.
Netcare 911 paramedics and the police services arrived at the scene and found the roadway to be littered with accident debris and the twisted frames of vehicles for about a hundred meters. A bakkie had veered off the roadway on impact and collided with a pedestrian at the side of the roadway. Paramedics had to pull him from under the vehicle before they could stabilise the critically wounded man.
Two other people were seriously injured while one escaped with minor injuries. After all the injured were treated at the scene, medics transported them to various hospitals in the area for the care that they required.