At least one dead and another critically injured in N3 horror crash.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services has confirmed that one person has died after a horrific crash on the N3.
The accident happened near the Mariannhill toll plaza towards Durban.
KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said the multiple vehicle crash, which happened just before 7pm, involved at least four trucks and several cars.
Horrific multiple vehicle and truck crash. N3 Durban bound before Mariannhill Tollplaza, Pinetown. #ALSParamedics on scene. @ECR_Newswatch @IamAlexSweet @IOL @News24 @eNCA @_ArriveAlive @FatalMoves @weekly_gazette @DailyNewsSA @TheMercurySA @SABCNews @HighwayMail pic.twitter.com/Z1O53EJgMt— AlsParamedics (@AlsParamedics) August 5, 2022
He said several trucks are on fire and that the eThekwini Fire Department is on the scene trying to contain the blaze.
"One person has tragically sustained fatal injuries in this crash and one person has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition," said McKenzie.
McKenzie said two patients were assessed on the scene but did not require to be transported to a hospital for further care.
He said the N3 is closed in both directions at the scene of the crash and that traffic is being diverted at the Shongweni off-ramp onto the M13 highway.