3 killed, 20 injured in KZN accidents

Johannesburg - Emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said on Saturday that three people were killed and 20 others injured in accidents on KwaZulu-Natal roads since Friday.

Three people travelling in a bakkie on the R103 near the Escort hospital were killed early on Saturday morning and seven other occupants were taken to hospital, four of them in a critical condition.

In another accident in which a bakkie was involved, nine people were injured when the bakkie they were travelling in was involved in an accident on the N2 near Tongaat on the north coast about 04:00 on Saturday.

They sustained serious and minor injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

Two others were injured when two cars collided on the N2 near the Balito offramp just after 04:00. They were taken to hospital for further treatment.

On Friday evening, two people were seriously injured when a heavy goods truck they were travelling in was involved in an accident on the N3 between the Engen and Tugela plaza.

They were taken to the Ladysmith hospital for further treatment.

Mckenzie said the cause of the accidents were not clear and cautioned drivers to be cautious when driving due to the weather conditions.

"The rain, gusting winds and cold temperatures we experienced yesterday [on Friday] look set to continue over the weekend.

"Drivers should slow down, switch head lights onto dim and increase following distances."

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Phil Galpin 2014-08-30 12:28:35 PM
Why were the comments closed on the Nkandla story after less than two hours? Oh yes, its the weekend and the ANC censors have been left unsupervised.
Yvonne Pietersen 2014-08-30 12:34:29 PM
Many drivers today think hazard lights are to be used when weather is poor. The rule of the road is put lights on and keeping a safe following distance. Please obey and we will have a lot less accidents and deaths
Anina Naude 2014-08-30 01:46:17 PM
The N2 north past the King Shaka airport is a speedway for drivers! I am always shocked by the reckless driving on that strip.... Bring down the speed limit to 100kph and maybe they will drive 120kph.... Now it is over 140kph! Not everyone knows what to do at that speed when something goes wrong!
Ankel Bulelani 2014-08-30 01:53:55 PM
our people must pray..... devel is here!
Derek Robson 2014-08-30 10:09:48 PM
The standard of journalism has dropped to an all time low. Does nobody bother to check details, grammar and spelling? There is no Escort in KZN. It is Estcourt.