Rear-ended: Man asleep in bakkie

2011-10-03 00:00

A MAN in his 20s died yesterday evening when the bakkie he was travelling in rear-ended another vehicle.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Alan Paton Avenue and Blackburrow Road.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the man died on the scene.

Warrant Officer Freddy Jonkers of the accident response unit said the man was asleep in the back of the bakkie while his brother and the driver were in the front.

He said the driver was approaching the robots when he failed to stop on the slippery road.

“The deceased broke his neck … there were no visible injuries,” said Jonkers.

He said the man was from Durban on his way to Matatiele.

A passenger in a vehicle died in an accident on the N3 near Estcourt yesterday.

Transport Department spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said one vehicle cut in front of another, causing the other car to rear end it and swerve into a bank.

Four passengers in the vehicle that hit the bank were seriously injured and one passenger died. — Witness Reporter.

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