Man dies as car crashes into river
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.