Good news as no road fa­tal­i­ties re­ported over fes­tive pe­riod

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Or­rin Singh

DE­SPITE a num­ber of road ac­ci­dents recorded in the dis­trict over the fes­tive pe­riod, none re­sulted in any ma­jor in­juries or fa­tal­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal paramedics, it was a rea­son­ably quiet fes­tive pe­riod and a good start to the new year.

‘It was a very quiet one on our side, noth­ing ma­jor. Just a few mi­nor bumper-to-bumper stuff. Even at the beach ev­ery­thing was fine,’ said Lucky Sibisi of Kwazulu Pri­vate Am­bu­lance.

Moun­ties Emer­gency Ser­vices owner Joseph Kruger said it was a much bet­ter start to the year com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

‘Noth­ing big to re­port on our side. We didn’t re­ceive any phone calls for any ma­jor in­ci­dents.

Tracey Co­ertse of Med­i­trax Am­bu­lance Ser­vices echoed Sibisi and Kruger’s sen­ti­ments and said they also recorded no ma­jor in­ci­dents.

Keith Nair of Keith’s Tow­ing Ser­vice said while they at­tended to a num­ber of ac­ci­dents, there were no fa­tal­i­ties and very few ma­jor in­juries.

King Cetshwayo Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Fire Chief, Thabo Mlambo, wel­comed the good start to the year.

‘While we were ex­pect­ing more in­ci­dents, it was gen­er­ally quiet de­spite a hand­ful of mi­nor in­ci­dents here and there.’

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