Accident: six hurt after tyre busts

2009-11-30 00:00

POLICE and emergency services had their hands full dealing with road accidents this weekend.

Six people were hurt on the N3 near the Mooi toll plaza yesterday afternoon when the rear tyre of a bakkie burst, causing it to roll and flinging out the passengers in the load box.

On Friday evening, a 13-year-old Pietermaritzburg boy was knocked down and killed by a bus in Sina­thingi Road in Edendale.

Local police had to detain a driver who rear-ended a bakkie in Khan Road in Northdale on Friday when members of the community wanted to take the law into their own hands.

People at the scene said the driver tried to overtake the bakkie, but lost control, stopping a few metres from a house after veering off the road and crashing into a bush. The occupants sustained neck and back in juries.

 

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