4 dead as car crashes into mobile crane

2012-03-31 14:40

Johannesburg - Four people, including a baby, were killed on Saturday morning when their car crashed into a mobile crane near Machadodorp, the Mpumalanga department of safety and security said.

It was understood that the driver of the car was exiting the N4 highway and in an attempt to avoid hitting the moving crane he swerved, bumped into the back of it and crashed, said spokesperson Joseph Mabuza.

The driver and the other passenger were being treated in hospital.

Mabuza said the crane driver only realised there had been an accident when he stopped at a petrol station about 500m on and noticed that the back of his crane was damaged.

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