A car caught fire and crashed into a PETROL STATION in KwaZulu-Natal/ Image: KZN Private Ambulance Facebook page

WATCH: Vehicle CATCHES FIRE and rolls into petrol station

One person was transported to hospital after vehicle caught fire and then rolled into a PETROL STATION in KwaZulu-Natal


A car caught fire and crashed into a PETROL STATION in KwaZulu-Natal/ Image: KZN Private Ambulance Facebook page

Emergency services rushed to the intersection of Richmond and Alexandra road in KwaZulu-Natal on 8 February after reports of a vehicle fire.

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Vehicle catches fire and rolls into petrol station

Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service arrived and discovered that a vehicle had caught fire.

The car then rolled across the road and hit a safety bumper at a petrol station.

Fire and Rescue services promptly put out the fire to prevent it from spreading.

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Paramedics quickly assessed the situation and transported one patient with minor injuries to the hospital.


With many accidents occurring on our roads, you might find yourself on the scene of one.

Here is what you can do:

  • The safety of accident victims, emergency personnel, and other road users is the most important goal when an accident occurs.
  • The first hour following an accident is known as the “Golden Hour,” and doctors say seriously injured car crash victims must receive comprehensive medical care within 60 minutes to have a good chance of survival. This scenario gives rescuers about 12 minutes at the accident scene to extricate the injured and get them to the hospital.
  • Consider the traffic flow at the scene. Is it a risk to you or others, including the casualty?
  • Consider the impact on emergency vehicles trying to reach the scene before stopping traffic.

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  • If anyone is available, send someone up and down the road to wave down traffic.
  • Turn on hazard lights and ignite flares if the incident happened at night to warn oncoming motorists of the danger.
  • Consider the positioning of any vehicles involved in the incident and the potential hazards they may pose (such as rolling forwards or backwards). Consider safety – constantly reassess the safety of the scene, especially if you rely on others to keep you safe.
  • Turn off all of the vehicles involved in the collision.