1 dead, 7 injured near Pietermaritzburg

2010-10-30 21:01

Johannesburg - A man was killed and seven others were injured when the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the N3 near Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

The cause of the accident was not yet known but paramedics found that the bakkie rolled several times, ejecting its occupants, Netcare911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.

Five of the seven passengers had been thrown from the back of the bakkie.

The injured were treated on the scene before being taken to Northdale hospital.