Man in SA to bury dad dies in car crash

2009-08-03 00:00

AN English man who had come to South Africa to bury his father, was killed in a horrific accident on the R614 at Wartburg on Friday.

Geoffrey Kingsley (44) died in hospital after he was rescued from the wreckage of the car he was driving, which had been smashed by a truck. Paramedics had to use jaws of life and worked for an hour and a half trying to extricate Kingsley from the car.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the truck was coming out of a driveway when the car crashed into it on Friday night.

“When paramedics finally got to him his heart was not beating and he was not breathing.”

According to Botha, the man’s heart began beating and he started breathing again after paramedics performed CPR on him. He was rushed to Grey’s Hospital, but died an hour later.

Kingsley’s father had worked as a farm manager in the Dargle area for 30 years and retired a few years ago. Kingsley is survived by his wife and a one-week-old baby, back in Britain. His wife is expected to come to South Africa for his funeral.

In another accident, on Saturday afternoon, two people including a 21-year-old woman, were killed when a car collided with a taxi on the R56 near the Green Pasture farm in Baynesfield. Six passengers in the taxi were injured and were taken to hospital.

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car in Boshoff Street, Pietermaritzburg.

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