Six people have been killed and eight others injured two seriously so after a Taxi lost control and...
Six people have been killed and eight others injured two seriously so after a Taxi lost control and overturned in the KwaNgcolosi Area near Inanda Dam in Hillcrest just before 10am on Sunday morning.
Rescue Care and Vema Paramedics arrived
on the scene to find carnage.
A single taxi carrying fourteen people had somehow lost control and rolled down a steep embankment coming to rest approximately 1km below.
Immediately more Ambulances, Advanced Life Support Paramedics as well a...s rescuers from SAPS and Metro Search and Rescue and Fire Department were dispatched to assist.
Paramedics had to walk approximately two kilometres down the mountain to the crash site.
Once there they found multiple patients who had been ejected from the taxi as
it rolled down.
Despite Advanced Life Support Paramedics intervention due to the severity of their injuries six occupants had sustained major injuries and passed away at the scene.
Due to the inaccessibility by vehicle to the scene the Lenmed 1 Aeromedical Helicopter with Rescue capability was called to assist.
Rescue Medics from IPSS Medical Rescue were then lowered on a line from the helicopter to lift the patients up to the roadside where they were then rapidly transported to Hospital.
The Lenmed 1 Helicopter brought all the occupants from the wreckage.
Eight people who had all sustained serious injuries were stabilised on the scene before being transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.
This Rescue took approximately Eight hours and left both rescuers and patients severely dehydrated.
SAPS were in attendance and will be investigating further.
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