Pedestrian dies in Doonside crash

2016-01-13 06:00
The vehicle windscreen which the pedestrian went through. Photo: SUPPLIED

The vehicle windscreen which the pedestrian went through. Photo: SUPPLIED

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ON Sunday at 8.20pm, Netcare 911 paramedics received a call for a pedestrian crash at the Doonside off-ramp. Reports from the scene indicate that a bakkie with six people was travelling to Umlazi when a man, running away from people chasing him, landed in front of the vehicle.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the body of a man lying on the side of the highway about 100 metres from where the bakkie came to rest. Tragically, the man was declared dead at the scene,” Chris Botha, media liaison officer - Netcare 911 said.

“It was found that the pedestrian had slid across the bonnet of the bakkie before he smashed through the windshield and slammed into a female in the passenger seat. Medics treated the female at the scene and after immobilising her on a trauma board, they took her to an Amanzimtoti hospital,” Botha said.
- Netcare 911.

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