PMB mayor seriously hurt in collision

2014-02-10 11:15
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Pietermaritzburg - A high profile government official has been seriously injured in a collision on the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, paramedics said on Monday.

The Witness newspaper named the official as Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela.  

ER24 spokesperson Luyanda Majija said a witness saw a “medium-size truck drive right across the highway and hit the [official’s] car”.

The accident occurred on the N3 just outside Shongweni.

Majija could not confirm who the official was, but told News24 the person was high-ranking. The vehicle was headed to Durban.

The official’s driver and bodyguard both sustained minor injuries as did the two occupants of the truck.

Ndlela and his bodyguards were being treated at Hillcrest Hospital, The Witness said.
 
About 15 minutes after the collision a second accident occurred, Majija said. Paramedics were still busy on the scene with the first accident.

It is not know if anyone was injured in the second incident.
 
Local authorities were on scene to investigate.

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