Man dies as car crashes into river

2011-12-24 08:44

Durban - A man died and three people were injured when their car crashed into a river, near Umgababa in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Saturday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the car was travelling towards a bridge that had been closed on Friday night, when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a barrier on the road.

The car rolled down several times before crashing into a nearby river.

Three passengers managed to escape from the car before it was submerged, Wicks said.

The driver drowned when he could not find a way to escape from the car.

The passengers were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

  • braamc - 2011-12-24 08:59

    Any beer bottle's in the river? Just asking

      jowza1 - 2011-12-24 09:26

      do you collect and sell beer bottles?

      Brian - 2011-12-24 10:28

      Where they Black Label Beers ?

      Tebogo Pamz Thukane - 2011-12-26 21:58

      Could u guys possilbly be more insensitive.....sum one out the has lost a father or uncle.....think about your relatives and how they would feel if it were u in that car and ppl were writting the rubbish ur writting here.

  • Leonard De Montaque Holtshausen - 2011-12-24 09:44

    From now on I am making my passengers sign a contract stating that they must pull me out before selfishly escaping themselves.

  • Hannes - 2011-12-24 09:54

    If I go, I want to go like my grandfather, Quietly in my sleep, not like the rest of the passengers yelling and screaming...

  • Dave - 2011-12-24 11:01

    Some of the comments posted lead to me think - in fact know - that there are a lot of sick minds out there!!! Irrelevant of who they are they have families who will be without loved one over Christmas.

  • Lloyd De Raay - 2011-12-24 16:18


  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2011-12-24 21:39

    How do u drive in such a way that you can't see a bridge is closed? Where was the driver looking? This is reckless season bug time

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