Teenager dies in North West accident

2012-05-21 20:00

Johannesburg - A teenager has been killed and three other people have been injured in an accident on Helen Joseph road, in Rustenburg, police said on Monday.

Spokesperson Adele Myburgh said the brakes of their truck failed on a steep embankment on Sunday afternoon.

The truck hit a Volkswagen Golf and a Toyota Hilux bakkie, she said.

The driver of the car was seriously injured and was admitted to hospital where he was in intensive care. His 15-year-old brother died at the scene.

The drivers of the bakkie and the truck were also taken to hospital, but the truck driver disappeared before police got to the hospital.

The police were trying to find him, said Myburgh. A culpable homicide case had been opened.