Man dies in Bela-Bela accident

2010-10-30 19:06

Johannesburg - A man was killed when his car crashed into an 18-wheeler truck parked on the side of the R101 near Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) on Saturday morning, emergency personnel said.

"The 18-wheeler truck had pulled off the road to rest for the night... the driver woke up with a shock when a VW Golf lost control, veered off the road and smashed head-on into the stationary truck," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The accident occurred at about 03:00 on Saturday morning.

"When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene they found the crumpled remains of the Golf pinned under the heavy goods truck with the driver still pinned in the wreckage."

The cause of the accident, which killed the man on impact, is still unclear.