2 killed after woman crashes into group of sleeping homeless people

2017-02-11 14:24


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Durban – Two homeless men died when an elderly driver lost control of her car and drove onto a traffic island they were sleeping on in Cape Town on Saturday.

Western Cape traffic chief, Kenny Africa, said at around 08:00, the woman, believed to be in her late 70’s, was driving a Toyota Tazz along the N1 near Durban Road, when she drove into three homeless people. 

She lost control of her vehicle and went off the road. The vehicle landed on an island in the middle of the road which was being occupied by the three men. 

Africa said two men were killed instantly, while another was taken to hospital.

ER24 spokesperson, Annine Dormehl, said the driver blacked out when her vehicle drove onto the men, believed to be around the ages of 30 and 40.

The survivor sustained injuries to the forehead. The driver was also injured and both were taken to the hospital for further treatment.


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