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Four killed in Pinetown horror crash

Four people have been killed and 13 others seriously injured after a taxi collided with a truck on the N3 Pinetown near the M7.

Four people were killed in a crash on the N3 Pinetown. Picture: Rescue Care Paramedics
Four people were killed in a crash on the N3 Pinetown. Picture: Rescue Care Paramedics

Garrith Jamieson Managing Director of Rescue Care Paramedics said they arrived on the scene to find carnage.

“A taxi had collided into the rear of a truck which was allegedly broken down in the centre of the national freeway, the taxi was torn open and then overturned ejecting passengers all over the road,” said Jamieson.

“Immediately multiple ambulances as well as Advanced Life Support units were dispatched to assist. The Lenmed 1 Aeromedical Helicopter as well as another helicopter was dispatched to assist with the multiple casualty scene.

“Three men and one woman had sustained major injuries and were declared deceased on the scene. Eleven other patients were transported to various hospitals for the further care they urgently required,” said Jamieson.

The entire freeway was closed to allow the two helicopters to land said Jamieson.

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