Five dead in KZN south coast multi-vehicle collision


Four vehicles were involved in the deadly crash on the N2 near Ramsgate.

On Saturday afternoon, five men died following a multi-vehicle collision on the N2 near Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst mentioned that the paramedic service got to the scene of the accident at around 5 pm.

Reports from the scene indicate that four vehicles were involved in a collision. Medics assessed the scene and found that four people had sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased on the scene,” he said.

Two individuals sustained severe injuries and another six patients suffered mild to moderate injuries.

The injured patients were treated on scene and once stabilised were transported by various ambulance services to hospital for further treatment,” Herbst said.

KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulance Service confirmed that a fifth person had succumbed to death in the hospital.

At the hospital one of the critically injured patients deteriorated, and despite the efforts of the doctors, the patient was declared dead. The cause of the collision is not known but authorities are investigating,” it said.

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