Man dies as car plunges off bridge

2012-05-17 07:53
Pretoria - A man was killed and two others were critically injured when the car they were travelling in plunged over a bridge on Eufees Road in Pretoria and landed on the road below, paramedics said on Thursday.

ER24 paramedics found the Honda sedan had fallen about eight metres and had come to rest on its wheels on Trichardt Road, an extension of Old Pretoria Main Road.

Spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said one passenger died before paramedics arrived.

The driver sustained extensive head injuries and another passenger had multiple broken bones. Both had to be removed from the wreckage with the Jaws of Life and were taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Two other passengers escaped with minor injuries.

It was not known why the driver lost control of the car and the cause of the accident would be investigated by police.

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