Man dies in Mbombela crash

2013-12-26 15:47
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Johannesburg -  A man died in an accident on the N4 near Mbombela, Mpumalanga, paramedics said on Thursday.

The man, believed to be in his 30's, was travelling with two children, aged three and 15, when the accident occurred on Wednesday, said ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

"He lost control of his BMW around a bend and the car crashed into the barrier and rolled 50m down an embankment."

The children managed to climb out of the wreckage before paramedics arrived. Vermaak said they found them standing at the top of the embankment.

The driver was found lying 15m away from the vehicle.

"It looked like he was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled down the embankment," said Vermaak.

He was declared dead on the scene.

The children sustained moderate injuries.

They were transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

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