Man killed in Welkom car crash

2011-04-30 22:47
Johannesburg - A man was killed when his vehicle crashed into a bus along the R30 near Welkom in the Free State on Saturday, paramedics said.

The man, in his, 40s was trying to overtake when he drove his Toyota Tazz under the side of the passenger bus, ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said.

The man's vehicle seemed to have suddenly experienced a mechanical failure as it tried to overtake the bus causing its driver to lose control, she said.

The bus was empty at the time of the crash. Its driver was not harmed.

In another crash along the same route a few moments later, a VW Golf crashed into the back tyres of a mining truck at high speed, Jackson said.

The driver of the vehicle, also in his 40s, was seriously injured together with a woman passenger, believed to be in her late 60s.

The woman was found still inside the vehicle with severe and multiple broken bones as well as multiple cuts and bruises to her face and body, Jackson said.

She was taken to Bongani Hospital.

The two were travelling with two other men who were sitting in the back of the Golf at the time of the crash.

The men suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital.

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