Driver decapitated in collision

2012-10-07 12:00

Durban - A man was decapitated in a head-on collision on the N2 near Mandini in the early hours of Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said initial indications were that the driver lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the oncoming lane where it collided with a lorry.

She said the truck driver told traffic officials that he believed the car was driving at a high speed.

  • heathway.master - 2012-10-07 12:03

    Any bets that he was absolutely drunk out of his mind, at that time in the morning.

      ntoagaeodirile.ntoagae - 2012-10-07 14:44

      How would you know? It is already tragic for anyone(drunk or sober) to die this way, please can't we be sympathetic just once? My heartfelt Condolences to the family.

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-10-07 15:59

      He was most probably drunk and speeding. Think how traumatic it would have been if he had driven into a bus full of pensioners or school children, innocent people, in other words.

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-07 12:05

    K Z N where things happen.

  • Siya.sindelo - 2012-10-07 12:19

    \A man was decapitated in a head-on collision\ quite a subtle way to start the article! But this is disturbing

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-07 12:33

      Well spotted! News24 can be so punny! On a serious note, speed kills. Condolences to his loved ones.

  • hennie.deruyter - 2012-10-07 13:16

    N2 near Mandini is 4 lane undivided freeway - 2 lanes per direction. So either tire burst, falling asleep or going really fast.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-10-07 13:19

    Wish they would show pictures of this. Let people know the real horror of vehicle accidents. Maybe some people will think twice before being stupid.

  • PaasHaas - 2012-10-07 15:42

    Having recently moved to KZN from Mpumalanga and having the misfortune to have to use the N2 regularly, I can honestly say that I have never seen as many reckless drivers and unroadworthy vehicles as I have on the N2 between Richards Bay and Pongola. At least 1 in 4 vehicles will have faulty headlights, you're likely to get passed on a blind rise and some approaching lunatic with a death wish will assume that you WILL pull into the emegency lane to enable him to pass the slow moving truck.

      lionel.defrontignac - 2012-10-08 06:21

      I fear for my live every time when I'm on the N2 - I could be minding my own business, when some lunatic like this can change everything. Dear traffic cops - instead of taking bribes from taxi drivers, hiding behind hedges and under bridges, and sitting at the SPAR coffee shop, why don't you become proactive? Just once?

  • jack.schnitzer.1 - 2012-10-07 15:54

    Jessess, that's probably the most painful way to die.

  • Bruce - 2012-10-07 17:38

    It was probably the ANC's fault..they are responsible for everything that goes wrong in the land, after all.

  • ianbrianjohnson - 2012-10-07 17:56

    I saw this car, it was literally in pieces, it's sad!

  • ianbrianjohnson - 2012-10-07 17:56

    I saw this car, t was literally in pieces. It's sad

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-10-08 06:17

    If the report is accurate, then the deceased is the author of his own demise - at least no-one else was compelled to join him. My sympathies to the driver of the truck, who must have been traumatised.

  • hvanvuuren - 2012-10-08 12:56

    Nothing scares me, a Gauteng driver more than driving in KZN. KZN drivers have no idea of the effects of excessive speed, or maintaining a good following distance, patience, courtesy or safe driving habits. They just could not be bothered with the MAX speed limit or road sign.

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