Crash on R102: 27 pupils injured

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On Monday morning, 27 pupils travelling from Mandeni by a school bus got injured in an accident with an articulated motor vehicle.

According to Paul Herbst from IPSS Medical Rescue, the collision occurred at the R102 and R74 intersection.

26 children were treated for minor to moderate injuries on the scene. One more girl sustained critical injuries as she got trapped while sitting on the front row of the bus.

“Whilst under the care of both IPSS and Lenmed advanced life support paramedics, Kwadakuza Fire and Rescue service extricated her from the wreckage,” Herbst told. “Due to her injuries and prolonged entrapment, Lenmed1 specialised air ambulance was activated to transport her through to Lenmed Ethekweni Hospital and Heart Center.”

As per Herbst, all victims of the accident are now receiving further medical treatment in the nearby hospitals.

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