Two dead, two injured in M4 crash

Two dead, two injured in M4 crash

Two teenage boys were killed when the Toyota they were traveling in rear-ended a stationary heavy goods vehicle on the M4 near the Sibaya casino, north of Durban, early on Sunday morning, paramedics said.


“It is alleged the Toyota collided at high speed into the rear of the truck, which was stationary at the time, having broken down in the left lane,” Crisis Medical spokesman Kyle van Reenen said in a statement.


Due to their extensive injuries there was nothing paramedics could do to assist them and both boys were declared dead.


A third occupant remained in a serious condition in a local hospital.


“In a second incident on the M4, near Virginia Airport, the driver of a BMW is alleged to have lost control of his vehicle at high speed causing it to roll several times, crashing through a fence before coming to a rest on the embankment,” Van Reenen said.


The driver, a 34-year-old male, was ejected through the windscreen and was “mechanically entrapped under the roof of the vehicle”.


“A joint operation between Crisis Medical advanced life support paramedics and members of Ethekwini fire and rescue saw a delicate hour-long procedure, as specialised hydraulic equipment was needed to free the man.”


He was stabilised on scene and remained in a critical but stable condition in a nearby hospital.


SA Police Service officers attended both incidents and investigations were ongoing, he said. -ANA


(File Photo: Gallo Images)

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