Three badly hurt in crashes

Three people were seriously injured and five sustained minor injuries in two accidents in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, paramedics said.

Three people were seriously injured and five sustained minor injuries in two accidents in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, paramedics said.

"Five people were injured in Pietermaritzburg when a taxi crashed into the back of a bakkie. A man was trapped and we had to use the jaws of life to free him," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

One person was in a serious condition while four others had minor injuries, he said.

In another crash, two people were seriously injured and one sustained minor injuries when a police car and a bakkie collided in Umlazi. - Sapa

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