Two killed in late night PMB crash

2012-12-16 00:00

A HORRIFIC car crash on Bombay Road in Northdale yesterday evening left two people dead and another two fighting for their lives.

Nazeem Pillay, who was one of the first people on the scene, said he was walking along the road when he saw a grey Opel Astra attempt to overtake a red Ford Escort.

“There was another car coming head on and the guy in the Astra tried to get back into the lane. He swerved back and hit the red car,” said Pillay.

“I managed to pull out one boy from the red car, but I was unable to save the man and the woman in the front.”

The boy, he said, looked about “16 or 17”.

Other people on the scene said there had been two teenage boys in the back of the red car, but Pillay told The Witness he saw only one.

In the other car, he couldn’t do anything for the passenger, who was trapped under the dashboard. The driver was nowhere to be seen.

People from the neighbourhood looked on in shock as the injured were being taken away by ambulance. The road was closed off as police, fire department officers and paramedics attended to the scene.

By the time The Witness left the scene last night, the deceased were still trapped in the car and covered in foil blankets.

Another six people were killed in two separate accidents that happened on the province’s roads at the weekend. Five of them were believed to be holidaymakers from Gauteng.

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