Crash: Five men burnt beyond recognition

2012-09-17 00:00

FIVE people were killed when their car collided with a taxi on the Old Richmond Road at midnight on Saturday.

Transport Department spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said the five men were burnt beyond recognition.

“At the moment we don’t know who they are as they have not yet been identified,” Ncalane told The Witness.

The driver of the taxi was injured, and was taken to R.K. Khan Hospital.

In an accident last night, one person died, and three were injured when the taxi they were travelling in collided with a police breakdown vehicle on the R617 Boston-Bulwer road, RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said. The taxi was overtaking on a blind rise.

The R33 to Greytown was closed after an accident involving a taxi and a VW Golf, in which one person was critically injured. One person was critically injured in that accident.

Two children where critically injured when they were hit by cars while walking last night. An 11-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was hit by a car in North Coast Road, Durban.

In another accident in the same area, a seven-year-old boy, who was walking with his mother, was also critically hurt when a car mounted the pavement. Vanessa Jackson of ER24 said the driver fled the scene. — WR.

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