Five people have been killed and three others are in a critical condition following a collision on the R102 near Phoenix – KZN.
At approximately 20:30 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident. Upon arrival a Suzuki and an Opel Astra were found to be involved in the collision.
Three females from the Suzuki and two men in the Opel Astra were killed on impact. One occupant of the Opel Astra and two occupants of the Suzuki suffered critical injuries. Paramedics from several private ambulance services stabilised the injured on scene before transporting them to Mahatma Ghandi Hospital.
It is alleged that the Suzuki was reversing on the R102 when the Opel Astra collided into the back of it. The jaws of life had to be used to remove the bodies of the fatally injured from both vehicles.
Traffic on the R102 has been diverted via Phoenix.