Driver hits lamp post, dies

2013-03-30 13:22
Johannesburg - A 25-year-old man died when his car collided with a lamp post in Elsburg, east of Johannesburg on Saturday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"A white Hyundai delivery vehicle [travelling] from Katlehong to Kempton Park, lost control and crashed into an electrical streetlamp where one person unfortunately died and two [were] left traumatised," said police spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng.

The two male passengers, 27 and 38, were not physically injured, but promised to go for a medical check-up at a later stage.

Mokheseng said the driver lost control of the vehicle when it was approaching the Tedstonville traffic circle.

It was suspected that weather conditions played a role.

"It is not clear at this stage what actually occurred before the accident but, preliminary investigation reveals that, since it was raining, the road was wet and slippery," said Mokheseng.

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