A 46-year-old woman was left critically injured this morning when she was struck by a truck on Cedara Road in Cedara, Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h50 to find the woman lying against the ARMCO barrier. The truck that had struck her was parked 20 metres away.
The patient was assessed and found to have sustained numerous injuries and was in serious condition.
Medics treated the woman and provided her with pain-relief medication before she was transported to Life Hilton Hospital for further care.
Whilst on route to the hospital, the woman’s condition rapidly deteriorated. Paramedics immediately provided the woman with further treatment and several advanced life support interventions.
The driver of the truck escaped injury.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
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