Car crashes through barrier, 3 killed

2012-09-09 09:10

Johannesburg - Three men were killed and another injured when their car crashed into a brick wall in Chatsworth, paramedics said on Sunday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said a car crashed through a barrier and into a brick wall on Welbedacht road in Chatsworth on Saturday night.

She said the crumpled wreck of the car made it extremely difficult for the paramedics to gain access to the injured man in order to treat him and attempt to stabilise his injuries.

"Jaws-of-Life were used in order for paramedics to gain access to treat him."

She said the driver of the Fiat appeared to have lost control of the car while driving through the turns in the road.

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  • christopher.shining - 2012-09-09 09:36

    Speed kills!

  • judith.taylor.56 - 2012-09-09 09:37

    They must have been travelling extremely fast to manage that. A Darwin award to the driver!

      lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-10 10:28

      The problem with moronic drivers that deserve the Darwin award, is that they often take someone with them in the process. Fortunately that was not the case with some fool this morning on the M13 - regrettably he survived - the collision was so bad that the engine left its mountings - don't you just love it when the cause is described as "lost control"?

  • ettienne.pel - 2012-09-09 11:15

    Would not be surprised if alcohol played a role in this. Condolences to the bereaved family and friends.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-10 16:52

      Happened at 2 in the morning.... Doubt they were comming back from shopping at that time....

  • James Makarapa Kaplan - 2012-09-09 12:10

    Reckless driving and stupidity is more like it.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-09 13:10

    Mag wheels and a sound system do not make your car faster or safer! I wish u materialistic people would wake up and realise that! Sad!!

      KReddy - 2012-09-09 19:49

      Quite random your comment is. I assume you witnessed the accident? Or perhaps you're stereotyping?

  • rome.sunrise - 2012-09-11 07:05

    Accident are facts of life

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