Three dead, two critical after being hit by speeding car

2014-02-28 00:00

THREE people were killed and two others critically injured after they were run over by a speeding vehicle at the corner of Higginson Highway and Hans Dettman Road in Chatsworth yesterday. A Metro policeman, who has no authority to speak to the media, said a group of five people were walking along Higginson Highway when they tried to cross the busy road. The accident happened at about 3.50 pm.

“The group tried to cross the road when a Toyota Eios struck them. Three men died on the scene while two others were taken to hospital,” said the officer. He said the driver of the vehicle was arrested.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said after striking the pedestrians, the vehicle with two occupants veered off the road and went down an embankment.

He said paramedics arrived at the scene and found the three dead due to the extensive injuries that they sustained. He said the two occupants of the vehicle sustained moderate injuries. They were stabilised at the scene and taken to R.K. Khan Hospital. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said police are investigating three counts of culpable homicide.

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