3 die as car rolls in Houghton

2012-03-22 13:10

Johannesburg - Three people were killed when a car rolled on Oxford Road in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

Four others were seriously injured in the accident at the intersection with 11th Avenue in the early hours of the morning, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

Paramedics found the car wedged against a tree, with two women already dead. A critically injured man was removed from the wreckage with hydraulic rescue equipment. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him, but he died on the scene.

The remaining four passengers were taken to hospitals in the area. Police would investigate, but it was thought the driver lost control of the car.

  • Hendrik - 2012-03-22 13:30

    What brilliant powers of deduction. "it was thought the driver lost control of the car". You don't say.

      dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-22 14:14

      I cannot believe that the Police have "deduced that the driver may have lost control". Obviously, he lost control or is someone suggesting that the driver was actually aiming to kill himself and his passengers by deliberately aiming to wedge the car up against a tree in a suburban street. No doubt the driver was also obeying the speed limit of 60Km/hr in this area and that all the occupants of the car were safely strapped in with their seat belts. Until the average driver in this country actually learns how to drive and the Metro Cops learn how to do their jobs, the carnage will continue unabated and the blame lies squarely with the Transport Minister and his cohorts.

      Martin - 2012-03-22 14:56


  • Malcolm - 2012-03-22 13:30

    7 in the car , early hours of the morning ???? What were the circumstances , speeding , alcohol roled the vehicle in an estate ???

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-22 13:57

      Money buys alcohol, fast cars and 6 friends but not brains!!

  • Marion - 2012-03-22 13:46

    May they RIP and the survivors recover soon.

  • Vincent - 2012-03-23 07:07

    [QUOTE]Police would investigate, but it was thought the driver lost control of the car.[UNQUOTE] Wow!

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