10 more people die in crashes

2012-12-25 09:01
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Johannesburg - Ten more people died in overnight crashes, pushing up the already high road death toll since the beginning of the month, ER24 reported on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said this was despite a decrease in the number of accidents attended to.

Two people died when a car slammed into a stationary one in pouring rain on the road between Welkom and Virginia.

Another three suffered critical injuries.

Jackson said in a one-vehicle accident on the N3 near Pietermaritzburg, a 3-week-old baby died after being ejected when the car flipped over. His parents were only slightly injured.

In Bloemfontein, a pedestrian died after being knocked over by a car.

Two people died in a crash in Parow. The details aren't clear, said Jackson, but one of the cars involved is believed to be a state vehicle.

In a head-on crash near Paul Roux, in the Free State, three people died.

All three men were trapped in the mangled wreckage of what remained of their vehicles. The local fire department needed to use the Jaws of Life to remove their remains.

Shortly after 03:00, Witbank crews rushed out to the scene of an accident on the N12 which had taken place approximately 2km from the Watermeyer off ramp outside of Witbank.

A single vehicle had left the road and the vehicle had rolled into a roadside ditch.

The vehicle was barely visible from the road and one of the two occupants had died due to the nature of injuries that they had sustained.

The other patient was transported to hospital by the provincial services ambulance.

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