Four killed, 13 injured in Christmas Eve accidents

2015-12-24 22:20
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Durban – Four people were killed and at least 13 injured in accidents around the country on Thursday.

Three were killed in a collision between two cars on the N3 near Kei Bridge, Butterworth, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

A 22-year-old woman and a man in one car, and a 36-year-old woman in the other car, died. The cause of the accident was being investigated.

In Durban, a woman was hit by a car on the N2 southbound near the KwaMashu offramp. She crashed through the windshield and was found in the passenger seat. She died on the scene, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

A woman eight months pregnant was thrown against the windshield of the car she was in when it rear-ended another car on the N2 southbound near the Adams Road offramp in Amanzimtoti.

She was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious injuries, Botha said. The car was travelling towards Port Edward when it rounded a bend and the driver was unable to stop in time for traffic ahead that had come to a stop.

In Meyerton, Gauteng, one person was critically injured and 11 sustained minor to moderate injuries when the driver of their minibus taxi lost control on the R59 near the Henly on Klip off-ramp.

The taxi was travelling towards Vereeniging when it veered off the road, rolled, and hit a tree, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.

The critically injured man had to be freed from the wreckage using the Jaws of Life and was airlifted to hospital.

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