Accidents: PMB collision slows peak traffic

2009-11-03 00:00

EARLY morning rush-hour traffic on New England Road was disrupted yesterday by an accident at the traffic lights at the N3 north on-ramp.

The driver of a vehicle turning right on to the N3 north ­allegedly hit an oncoming car. Nirupa-Devi Govender was driving her children to school. She and her son, Huesholin, were taken to MediClinic by ambulance. They were bruised, but not seriously injured. The driver of the second vehicle, Pierre Swanepoel, was not injured.

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while crossing the N3 near the Liberty Midlands Mall yesterday afternoon. The pedestrian was hit by a BMW when he was in the centre of the road, and thrown over the guardrails, suffering broken bones and severe head lacerations.

On Sunday, there several taxi accidents across KZN, which left one person dead and scores injured.

In Pietermaritzburg on Sunday afternoon, 15 people were injured, 11 seriously, when a taxi left Edendale Road and rolled several times down a steep bank after the driver swerved to avoid a truck that drifted into oncoming traffic.

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