Five peoplekilled over weekend on KZN’s roads

2013-09-30 00:00

ACCIDENTS on KwaZulu-Natal roads claimed five lives and left close to 30 people injured over the weekend.

According to Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu, two pedestrians were killed in Dalton and Howick respectively after they were knocked down by cars.

The driver of a Toyota Tazz was killed after his car crashed into a bridge at Pomeroy on Friday night.

In another accident, one person was killed and another injured when a taxi and a car collided head on while travelling on the N11 outside Newcastle, near the R34 turn-off in Utrecht, on Friday night, said Mngomezulu.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said 12 people were injured when a taxi rolled on Saturday in Copesville.

Paramedics on the scene found that one person was critically injured and another was seriously injured, while 10 others escaped with minor injuries. The injured were taken to various hospitals in the city.

Also on Friday, 17 people were injured — with two in a serious condition — after a taxi and a car collided in Port Edward at about 3 pm. Botha said paramedics arrived at the scene and found the wreckage and accident debris obstructing the roadway.

In another accident near Durban, a bakkie had crashed into the passenger side of a car. The impact caused a woman to become trapped inside the wreckage.

She sustained critical injuries and an advanced life support paramedic had to administer treatment before she could be transported to R.K. Khan hospital.

There were two other occupants in the car, but they sustained only minor injuries and were transported to Hillcrest Private Hospital.

The seven people travelling in the bakkie were also admitted to hospital with minor injuries. after they were tumbled about in the load bed.

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