Occupant thrown out of BMW in head-on collision

2009-11-23 00:00

AN occupant of a BMW was killed late yesterday afternoon in one of a string of accidents across KZN at the weekend, despite dry conditions after last week’s rain.

The person was thrown out of the vehicle after a head-on collision with an Opel Astra on the R33, between New Hanover and Greytown.

Netcare911 spokesman Jeff Wicks said the BMW’s driver lost control of the car, which spun out of control and careened into the Opel.

The impact broke the BMW in two, with the crumpled halves rolling repeatedly before coming to rest over 100 metres apart. Two people were found in the mangled wreck.

The Astra caught fire.

In Durban, a motorcyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by two cars at the intersection of Umbilo and Willowvale roads yesterday, said Wicks.

Another motorcyclist was seriously injured when he fell from his bike on the N3 Durban bound carriageway, near the Shongweni off-ramp yesterday.

Wicks said it is alleged that the rider approached the rest of his four-man group and got too close to another bi­ker.

In an effort to avoid a collision, he swerved and lost control.

Fourteen people were injured, five seriously, near Ashburton when a mini­bus taxi left the N3 Pietermaritzburg-

bound carriageway after a rear wheel blowout yesterday.

On the M4 Ruth First Highway near La Lucia, a woman was seriously injured when her car slammed into the concrete median barrier and a light pole.

Another woman was seriously injured when two cars collided and left the M7 Edwin Swales Drive slipway from the N2 south bound carriageway, on Friday.

On the N11 near Newcastle on Saturday, one passenger died, eight were in critical condition and one person escaped with minor injuries when the driver of a minibus taxi lost control of his vehicle and it overturned, Transport Department spokesman Bhekisisa Mncube said.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.