Major KZN route closed to traffic after multi-vehicle crash

The M7 at the N2 interchange outside Durban was closed to traffic on Monday following a multi-vehicle crash.

It is alleged that the truck travelling towards Bluff lost control and ploughed into the vehicles, however, police officers from the Road Traffic Inspectorate and Metro Police were on the scene and will be investigating further.

ALS Paramedics spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson, said emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle and truck collision on the M7 Durban-bound at the N2 traffic lights.

Major KZN route closed to traffic after multi-vehicle crash

He said paramedics arrived on the scene to find chaos as multiple vehicles were strewn across the lanes, including a truck carrying corn lying on its side.

Jamieson said paramedics requested more resources be dispatched and began treating the truck driver who was still inside his truck.

“Approximately 10 patients had sustained various injuries and they were stabilised on the scene by various ambulances before being transported to various Durban hospitals for the further care that they required,” he said.

He added that the Pinetown-bound carriageway was closed due to the truck lying on its side with the load of corn spilled across all the lanes.

Meanwhile, a Durban shop owner has been shot dead.

dRK Tactical’s Mahmood Simjee, said the 63-year-old man sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

“Unfortunately there was nothing we could do for the gentleman and he was declared deceased at the scene. The motive for the shooting is unconfirmed,” he said.

Police attended and investigations are under way.


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