Three killed in accident near Ladysmith

2014-04-30 00:00

THE MEC for Transport, Willies Mchunu, bemoaned the death of three people in an accident yesterday morning.

In a statement issued by Mchunu, preliminary reports indicated that the accident happened when a car overturned on the R103 near Ladysmith at about 11.30 am yesterday, killing three people.

KZN EMS spokesperson Robert Mackenzie said the car came to rest in a small ravine beside the road. A 12-year-old child, who was critically injured, was treated at the scene before being taken to Ladysmith Hospital.

Experts were assigned to investigate the cause of the accident.

Mchunu said many of the accidents were avoidable if only drivers committed themselves to road safety and respected all road traffic regulations at all times.

“I would like to call upon all motorists to speak to their consciences and make a commitment that while they are behind the wheel it is their responsibility to save lives.

“That is achievable by strictly adhering to the rules of the road. On behalf of government, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the accident and wish a speedy recovery to the person in hospital,” said Mchunu.

In another accident, a cyclist was seriously injured on the R102 near Umkomaas yesterday morning.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said it appears the cyclist was training for a race and travelling towards Umkomaas when his bike collided with a boat being towed along the same route.

Botha said their paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man lying on the ground with serious injuries. “He was stabilised at the scene and immobilised on a trauma board. Paramedics transported the cyclist to hospital under the constant care of an advanced life support paramedic,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Townhill stretch of the N3 southbound was closed from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm yesterday to remove a truck that was involved in an accident on Sunday night. Traffic was diverted to the Old Howick Road.

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