09NOV

[PIETERMARITZBURG] One killed, two others injured in N3 Town Hill collision

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An elderly man was killed and his wife sustained multiple injuries when a vehicle landed on top of them on the N3 near Peter Brown off-ramp in Town Hill, Pietermartizburg.

Shortly before 8am this morning, paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the scene where they found a bakkie lying on its side and another vehicle with damage close to it. Bystanders explained that it appeared as if the light motor vehicle had broken down shortly before the collision occurred. Both elderly occupants from the light motor vehicle were outside of it when the bakkie overturned and rolled on top of them.

By the time emergency services arrived on the scene, local towing services already lifted the overturned bakkie from the couple. Sadly, the man was found with fatal injuries and there was nothing that could have been done for him. He was later declared dead on the scene. The woman was treated for multiple injuries and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The driver of the bakkie was treated for moderate injuries and later transported to the hospital.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision and events leading up to the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.

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