Man killed after vehicle crashes into tree

2015-04-05 17:36

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Johannesburg – A driver was killed and his passenger injured after their vehicle veered across the roadway and slammed sideways into a tree near Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Sunday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics arrived at the scene on the Higginson Highway where they found the occupants still trapped in the wreckage in the centre median.

“One man was rapidly extricated from the rear of the vehicle, but tragically he died at the scene due to the extensive injuries that he sustained,” Botha said.

“The other patient was treated at the scene but refused to be transported to hospital."

Botha said details on the cause of the accident were not clear and were the subject of a police investigation.

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