Three die as bakkie towing trailer overturns

2015-11-14 21:09


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Durban - Three men were killed in a car accident on the N1 near the Plattekloof Bridge in Cape Town on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said that medics responded to an accident in which a bakkie towing a trailer had overturned.

“The bakkie was pulling a trailer with a light motor vehicle on it. The driver allegedly lost control, causing the trailer to sway from side to side and ultimately led to the bakkie overturning,” he said.

“When paramedics arrived on scene they found that two of the passengers had already succumbed to their injuries and were declared dead on scene. The driver was in a critical state and was rushed to Tygerberg Hospital for treatment.  On arrival at the hospital his vital signs deteriorated and he was declared dead,” he added.

Rossouw said the cause of this incident remains unknown. 

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