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PICS: Five killed as truck ploughs into crashed car in KZN

It is understood the driver of the car lost control at a bend and crashed into a barrier before the truck drove into it.


Five people have died after a truck and car collided on the M25 near KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday afternoon.

It is understood the driver of the car lost control at a bend and crashed into a barrier before the truck drove into it.

“The driver allegedly failed to negotiate a bend and collided with a metal barrier. The car became airborne and landed in the contraflow lane. One occupant was ejected.

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“The vehicle was crushed by a truck and trailer that was travelling in the opposite direction,” Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) reported.

Emergency services on the scene

According to an eyewitness, the car was speeding at the time of the incident.

Firefighters reportedly pulled four bodies trapped in the wreckage of the car. A fifth was found under the truck.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries.

The car was pinned under the truck. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA)

Young girl dies in another crash

The crash comes just days after a seven-year-old girl died in a car crash on Inanda Rd near Newlands, Durban.

She was one of seven occupants of a car that collided with a minibus taxi.

ALSO READ: Two-year-old survives near death after being flung from car in crash

Several other children were injured in the accident, but those in the taxi were apparently unharmed.

“Unfortunately, a little girl believed to be seven years of age was found unresponsive. Paramedics quickly assessed her, however she had sustained multiple injuries and there was nothing paramedics could do for her. She was declared deceased on the scene,” said ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

Two-year-old survives crash

In April, a two-year-old toddler was ejected from a vehicle during a car crash in KwaZulu-Natal at the R102 and Tottenham Road intersection in Ottawa, north of Durban.

The little boy was flung from the vehicle when it suddenly collided with a bakkie.

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Additional reporting by Enkosi Selane and Jarryd Westerdale

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