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Man killed, another critical after M4 Umhlanga crash

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One man was killed and another seriously injured when their cars collided on M4 North near Umhlanga off ramp.

Netcare 911 paramedics attended to horrific crash around 2000hrs.

Paramedics and the fire brigade arrived at the scene and found accident debris and the twisted frames consistent with that of a high impact collision spread over a large area.

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According to Netcare 911’s Chris Botha both drivers of the vehicles were found trapped in the crumpled remains of their cars with Life threatening injuries.

A three-hour extrication marathon ensured with firefighters using the Jaws of Life while medics worked tirelessly to stabilise the critically wounded men. Tragically the driver of the Audi TT a man in his thirties died at the scene due to the extensive injuries that he sustained.

The diver of the Mercedes a man in his twenties was in a critical condition, after paramedics placed him on a ventilator and deftly immobilised him on a trauma board, they removed him from the wreckage.

The patient was transported to hospital under the constant care of an Emergency Care Practitioner. The roadway remained closed for several hours while emergency services and police officials worked at the scene.

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Exact detail to the cause of the crash and preceding events will form part of the police investigation and comment.

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