Woman survives crash, dies after falling off bridge

2015-06-10 06:01

MYSTERY surrounds the death of 21-year-old, Julia Schreiner , who survived a car accident only to plunge to her death from a bridge on Adams Road in Amanzimtoti in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It would appear that after surviving the crash, which resulted in the car coming to rest in roadside brush, the local hairstylist clambered out and then climbed over the guardrail of a bridge to relieve herself, before falling nearly 10 metres to the ground below.

Tow-truck driver Bobby Hale, who was at the scene of the accident, described the incident as harrowing.

“The two ladies [in the vehicle] had hit the pavement with their car and both had climbed out and were fine. The one girl went and sat in a tow-truck. The other was walking around having a cigarette and said she wanted to go to the toilet. I had told her to go behind her car, but the next thing we knew she was climbing over the barrier. One driver reached out and got her jersey, but it wasn’t enough and she fell. It was one of the most hectic things I have ever seen in my life,” Hale, an ex-firefighter, said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said the woman’s body was found at the foot of the nearby bridge.

“The woman was found lying below the bridge near the railway tracks. It appears that the woman fell from the bridge. Upon assessment, paramedics found she had passed away prior to their arrival and was declared dead at the scene.”

A public memorial service will be held at Roseway Waldorf School at 14:00 on Saturday, 13 June. - News24.

Debbie van der Merwe

Heart breaking

Oliver J D Roberts

RIP Julz!

Doug Coetzee

Absolutely tragic

Joelene Brown

Rip xxxx

Nicky Paiement

Julia you will be missed

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