N3 crashes: one dead, three serious

2016-01-28 12:11
The wreckage on the N3 at Townhill where one woman died.

The wreckage on the N3 at Townhill where one woman died. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - Two separate accidents on the N3 left one person dead, one family in a serious condition and 14 others with minor injuries on Wednesday.

According to ER24’s Paul Knoesen, in the first incident on the N3 near Ashburton, a minibus taxi and a car collided just before 4 pm yesterday.

The three occupants of the car — believed to be a husband, wife and their child — were taken to the MediClinic hospital in a serious condition.

The occupants in the taxi, 14 in total, were taken to Northdale Hospital with minor injuries.

A short time later, one woman died in a collision on the N3 near Townhill.

Knoesen said the woman, believed to be in her late 30s, allegedly rear-ended a truck and lost control of her vehicle, which then collided into a barrier.

Trapped in the car, the woman died before paramedics could reach the scene of the accident.

The cause of both accidents are unknown at this stage.

• amil.umraw@witness.co.za

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