Toti: Two badly hurt as car rear-ends truck

2011-07-04 00:00

TWO people were injured, one critically, after their vehicle smashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler on the N2 near Amanzimtoti.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the accident happened when a car cut in front of a truck travelling in the fast lane. The driver braked and the truck was rear-ended by the car behind it.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the passenger of the car trapped in the crumpled wreck of the vehicle, which was pinned under the trailer.

The driver sustained serious injuries and the passenger is in a critical condition.

Two people trapped in their burning car died yesterday on the P34 near Blood River.

Transport Department spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said the VW Golf apparently failed to stop at a stop street and was side-swiped by a truck and caught alight.

A car slammed into a tree, killing the driver, in an accident on the N3 northbound near the Frere interchange

A speedster was clocked at 191 km/h and arrested on the N2 southbound near Ellingham yesterday. He had no driver’s licence. — WR.

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