Bakkie falls into sinkhole

2012-04-17 09:38

A man was injured when his Nissan Champ bakkie fell into a sinkhole this morning, on the corners of Voortrekker Road and Quality Street in Durban, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said that when paramedics arrived on the scene they found the front of the bakkie submerged.

“The driver managed to get out of his vehicle – he sustained several injuries and was later transported to Wentworth Hospital,” said Vermaak.

According to bystanders, the sinkhole developed late yesterday and was not properly cordoned off.

It appeared as if it filled with water during the evening making it difficult to see, said Vermaak.

Vermaak said the man was on his way to work when the incident happened.

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