Oil spill: crash kills father and son (8)

2011-03-30 00:00

AN accident believed to have been caused by an oil spill claimed the lives of a man and his eight-year-old son on the R103 near Nottingham Road yesterday evening.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said the pair were travelling in a Tata bakkie when the man lost control, apparently because of the slippery road. They collided head-on with a truck and another bakkie, which were travelling in the opposite direction.

“Obviously there was rain, which led to oil on the surface of the road being excessively slippery,” said Mngomezulu.

She said the pair were driving from the Mpofana area towards Howick.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said nine construction workers in the truck were injured, five seriously.

Mngomezulu said the traffic had to be diverted to the N3.

— Witness Reporter.

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