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One dead in Hammersdale head-on collision

26 September 2020, 10:35 AM  |  SABC  | 
Accident

A man has died following a head-on collision at Sibisi Road in Hammersdale west of Durban. Spokesperson for Life Response Paramedics Leon Fourie says three vehicles collided. He says five other people were also injured.

“Shortly after 10’o clock yesterday evening Life Response Paramedics dispatched to the Hammersdale area at Sibisi Road for a serious motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival paramedics found that three motor vehicles collided, a taxi collided head-on with a Mercedes which then ricochet and collided with an Audi. There were five patients that were treated on scene and transported through to hospital but sadly the driver of the Mercedes passed away on scene prior to the arrival of paramedics.”

On Thursday, four people were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks on the R521 between Mokgwadi and Moletjie outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

Transport Department Spokesperson Mike Maringa said the deceased are truck drivers and passengers from both trucks.

The two trucks also burst into flames.

The cause of the collision is being investigated, but unsafe overtaking is being suspected.

12 killed in KZN accident earlier this week

Meanwhile, the Umshwati Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands says it is engaging the provincial government on the possibility of offering support to the 12 families that lost their loved ones in a crash on the R33 in Wartburg this week.

All the 12 people who were killed in the collision between a minibus taxi and a fuel tanker have been identified.

The victims include a pregnant woman whose unborn baby also died.

Municipal spokesperson, Sibusiso Mkhithi, says, “With regards to the accident that happened this week in Umshwathi, almost 12 members of the family have identified their deceased. I think it is only the one remaining assuming it is a foetus that is not yet under our list. With regards to the commitment of the municipality, the council had the meeting to discuss the means of support, but they said they will wait for the MEC office to outline what support are they going to provide.”

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