Five killed in Durban head-on crash

2014-09-21 09:01

Durban - Five people died when two vehicles collided head-on in Durban, on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

Three other people were seriously injured in the accident that happened at the intersection of Stanger Street and Somtseu Street, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann.

They were treated on scene and were taken to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

  • deepchund.ramchurren - 2014-09-21 09:27

    Head on indicates one of the motorist was on the wrong side of the road. It was the same intersection where a member of the Zulu royal family drove his luxury vehicle into a bakkie, killing a couple of occupants who were on their way to church. Being from the royal family and under intoxicated, he ran away from the scene. Merely speculating, possible alcohol was a contributory cause.

      CliveK - 2014-09-21 12:47

      Also suggests that seatbelts were not used - when will people learn?!

  • Azana Booi - 2014-09-21 11:20

    somebody pleeease tell me...does KZN have its own "speed limits"? not the nationwide limits???? what the F is wrong with Durban drivers?? is it New 24 focused too much on Durban??? Everyday, every 10 minutes, theres a deadly accident in KZN!!! what is happening there?

      anina.naude - 2014-09-21 15:45

      Reckless and driving at very high speed..... It is shocking how fast drivers drive..... Not able to handle a car at that speed!

  • Hell Gate - 2014-09-21 11:35

    Its a combination of alcohol, speed ,reckless driving and bought licenses........

      3pakx7 - 2014-09-21 16:05

      People actually "buy" their licences? I got mine free in a cereal packet.

  • Bradly Minnaar - 2014-09-21 14:59

    I wish people would stop driving like cnuts seriously.

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