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14 Jan 2021
9:48 am

64-year-old man dies while driving on KZN highway

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The man's VW Polo veered off the road and came to a stop in the centre median. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Authorities at the scene where an elderly man believed to have suffered from a medical condition died while driving. Image: Reaction Unit South Africa/Facebook

A 64-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle in the southbound lane of the R102 between the Phoenix intersection and the Trade Centre off-ramp in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.

A passing motorist contacted Reaction Unit South Africa at approximately 16:29, requesting assistance for the driver of a VW Polo whose vehicle had veered off the road and came to a stop in the centre median.

On arrival, the driver was assessed by paramedics from a private ambulance service. He showed no signs of life and was declared dead.

From information gathered from a witness, it was believed the driver had suffered a medical condition before his vehicle veered off its path of travel.

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