3 hurt in crash caused by fireworks

2012-01-01 14:42
Bloemfontein - Three people were injured when a bakkie hit a lamppost after a passenger was struck by fireworks from the roadside in Bloemfontein, paramedics said on Sunday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the bakkie was going down Pellissier Road when it passed a group of New Year's revellers on the side of the road just before midnight on Saturday.

Apparently the revellers ignited fireworks which struck one of the two passengers on the back of the bakkie. This caused the driver to lose control and hit the lamp post.

The driver was seriously injured as was the front-seat passenger, who received treatment for lacerations. The person struck by the fireworks was treated for minor burns.

Wicks said the injured were transported to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile sixteen people were injured when a minibus overturned near Margate. Eight people were seriously injured.

In Pretoria, five people were seriously injured when two cars collided on Hans Strydom drive and Disselboom road.

In a separate accident, a man was killed and another critically injured when their car rolled on Rietspruit road in Kosmosdal.

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