Two people were killed and two others escaped serious injury when two cars collided and burst into flame on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning. Picture: ER24
Two people were killed and two others escaped serious injury when two cars collided and burst into flame on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning. Picture: ER24

Two killed in fiery KZN car crash, pedestrian seriously injured in Gauteng

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Aug 9, 2020

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DURBAN – Two people have died in a fiery car crash in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and a pedestrian has been seriously injured in a separate accident in Gauteng this weekend, paramedics said on Sunday.

Two people were killed and two others were injured when two cars collided and burst into flame on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said in a statement.

Shortly before 7am, paramedics from ER24 and the local emergency services arrived on the scene where they found two cars had burnt out. The local fire department had extinguished the fires.

"Two people were found with minor injuries and were later transported by local provincial emergency services to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital. Sadly, two occupants from one of the vehicles were found with fatal injuries inside one of the vehicles."

Local authorities attended the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the collision were not yet known, Vermaak said.

In another road accident, in Johannesburg in Gauteng, a pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a minibus taxi on Saturday night, Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said in a separate statement.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded at about 8.15pm to reports of an accident on the M1 near the near Gold Reef City.

“Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male pedestrian was struck down by a minibus taxi while crossing the road. When medics arrived on the scene they found the patient in a serious condition.”

The man was treated on the scene and, once stabilised, was transported by Netcare 911 ambulance to hospital for further treatment, Herbst said.

African News Agency (ANA)

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