KZN man injured in freak accident on N2

2016-01-31 13:14


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Durban - A man was injured in a freak accident on the N2 towards Umhlanga on Sunday. 

He and his family were driving on the north bound carriage way when a bakkie, travelling in the opposite direction, lost its wheel, which then landed on the man's vehicle, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha. 

"The wheel with the tyre rod attached became a missile as it bounced across the centre median, and with a last bounce hit the vehicle of the family on the driver side windshield," said Botha. 

"The impact was so great the roof collapsed and the tyre crushed the driver's hand against the steering wheel, and with the roof collapsing it hit him in the head before bouncing over the car."

The man's wife and baby were not injured in the incident. They had both been seated at the back of the vehicle, with the baby strapped into the car seat.

The man was treated on the scene, before being transported to a nearby hospital.

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