Two people have been killed and four others have been left injured after a bakkie crashed into the N2 uMlazi bridge on Sunday. Picture: Supplied
Two people have been killed and four others have been left injured after a bakkie crashed into the N2 uMlazi bridge on Sunday. Picture: Supplied

Four killed on KZN roads over the weekend

By Nokuthula Mabuza Time of article published Oct 11, 2021

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DURBAN - FOUR people were killed on KwaZulu-Natal roads over the weekend, including a hit and run incident which claimed the lives of two joggers.

Two people were killed, and four others, including a child, were injured after a bakkie crashed into the N2 uMlazi bridge on Sunday.

The two killed were sitting in the back of the vehicle when it smashed into the bridge, and they were flung out, paramedics said.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle Van Reenen said both suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead on the scene.

“One of them was thrown off the bridge and onto the railway line, metres below the roadway. The other was found lying in the roadway. Four other occupants, including a child, were found to have suffered minor injuries and were treated and stabilised on the scene.”

Van Reenen said the cause of the incident and the events preceding it were unclear. The South African Police Services opened an investigation.

In a separate incident, two men were killed in a hit and run accident while on their morning run on Edmund Morewood Road in Trurolands, KZN, on Saturday.

Two men were killed in a hit and run accident while on their morning run on Edmund Morewood Road in Trurolands. Picture: Supplied

The Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) Tongaat Operations Centre was contacted at 6.56am by a bystander requesting assistance for the two critically injured men.

Spokesperson Prem Balram said on arrival, the paramedics assessed the joggers and found that they had been fatally injured.

He said, according to the bystander, a blue Honda (model and registration unknown) was travelling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle suddenly veered onto the pavement and mowed down the two men. The vehicle sped off without stopping.

Reaction officers conducted an extensive search for the vehicle. However, no arrests were made.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated by Tongaat SAPS.

Gwala said two males aged 55 and 59 were knocked over by a vehicle that failed to stop after an accident.

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