Driver killed as bakkie rolls

2011-12-27 11:40
Bloemfontein - A driver was killed and his passenger was seriously injured when the bakkie they were travelling in overturned near Kroonstad in the Free State, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the bakkie overturned and rolled repeatedly on a gravel road near the R721 on Monday.

The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle which veered from the gravel track and overturned before rolling several times.

He said the driver of the bakkie was flung from the wreckage as it rolled.

The driver died on the scene.

His passenger was in a serious condition and was transported by ambulance to the Boitumelo State Hospital for further medical attention.

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