Accidents: seven killed on KZN roads

2010-05-31 00:00

SEVEN people were killed on KwaZulu-Natal roads at the weekend. Many others were seriously injured.

On the R617 near Merrivale yesterday morning, two people died and eight were injured when a vehicle crashed into the back of a bakkie, which caught alight.

In a similar accident on the N2 near Ballito, a driver was burnt beyond recognition after his car slammed into the back of a slow-moving timber truck.

On the N3 Durban-bound near Camperdown, a pedestrian died after being struck by a car.

On the R603 at Umbum­bulu, two people were killed and 15 injured in three accidents at the some spot. In the first, a bakkie with passengers crashed, ejecting some of the people. As paramedics treated the injured, an onlooker was struck by a car, and another vehicle rounded a bend too fast and rolled.

On the N2 northbound near Chatsworth, a woman who ran across the freeway died after being struck by a car.

At the intersection of North Coast and Effingham roads, four people were injured when one vehicle slammed into another, and on Bluff Road a woman was injured after two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

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