Man dies as car crashes into river

2011-12-24 08:44

Durban - A man died and three people were injured when their car crashed into a river, near Umgababa in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Saturday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the car was travelling towards a bridge that had been closed on Friday night, when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a barrier on the road.

The car rolled down several times before crashing into a nearby river.

Three passengers managed to escape from the car before it was submerged, Wicks said.

The driver drowned when he could not find a way to escape from the car.

The passengers were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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