A DRIVER had to be rescued as he sat on top of his sinking car in the Umzimkhulu River on Sunday.Kwazulu Private Ambulance spokesperson Belinda Catchpole said it appears the driver lost control of the vehicle on the N2 and plummeted four metres into the river. He was rescued and stabilised before being transported to hospital. SAPS are investigating.On Wednesday, heavy smoke from a bush fire next to the road is suspected to have been the cause of an accident involving seven cars on the N2 south near Hibberdene. Catchpole said this led to the road being temporarily closed and cars being diverted to the R102 at Umtentweni and Hibberdene. “On their arrival, paramedics found that two people had sustained injuries. They were treated and transported to hospital,” said Catchpole. - Supplied.