Durban – Four people have been killed in a high impact collision between an Audi, fully loaded with dagga, and a bakkie on the N2 near Mandeni, Tugela area north of KwaZulu-Natal.
IPSS Medical Rescue responded to the accident on the N2 near Mandeni earlier this morning.
On arrival of paramedics, they found an Audi engulfed in flames with two entrapped occupants. A second vehicle also had two occupants within the vehicle.
The passenger of the second vehicle was severely entrapped and showed no signs of life and was declared dead.
The driver of the same vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and advanced life support paramedics from IPSS and Lenmed Ethekwini heart hospital worked to stabilize the man, who is believed to be an off-duty RTI officer.
Unfortunately, shortly after advanced life support resuscitation was initiated, the patient went into cardiac arrest and was declared deceased by paramedics.
It is alleged that the driver of the Audi lost control of his vehicle which was heavily laden with cannabis in the rain and collided with the on-coming bakkie.
The N2 northbound carriageway was closed to allow emergency personnel to attend to the injured.