Five people were killed and three others injured last night when a light motor vehicle and 4×4 collided head-on on the R616 in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene shortly after 18h30, finding the two wrecked vehicles on the opposite sides of the road. Several bodies were found lying around the light motor vehicle.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found the bodies of three men and two women lying outside the light motor vehicle. Paramedics assessed the patients and found that all five had sustained numerous fatal injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene. The three occupants from the 4×4 were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The three patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.