Vehicle crashed into river in Pietermaritzburg: one dead, five injured

One person died, five more got injured in a car crash in Pietermaritzburg. The vehicle was reported to have crashed into the river off the Commercial Road.

According to the ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the paramedics received the report at around 4:15am.

“A light motor vehicle was found in the middle of the river, with three of the occupants found seated on the banks. Search and rescue services and ER24 medics climbed into the river to retrieve the three other patients that had also been in the vehicle,” Meiring said.

The paramedics have declared one woman dead at the scene as she suffered fatal injuries. Other passengers were transported to hospital for further treatment.

The police are investigating the circumstances behind the incident.

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