17 CHEAT DEATH IN HEAD-ON COLLISION
Fifteen passengers on board a kombi and two occupants of a sedan survived a near fatal accident at Mnyokane in KaZola area yesterday.
The fully loadedko mb idestined for Pig g’ s Peak was involved in a head-on collision with a white Nissan Xtrail with a foreign registration which was on the Mbabane lane, and it suddenly swerved towards the lane going back to Pigg’sPeak, therefore, disturbing the kombi.
According to eye-witnesses, the Nissan X-trail first overtook a bus before the head on collision with the kombi.
"Unfortunately when we arrived, the passengers had already been rushed to hospital, so we haven’ t seen the severity of their injuries,” said Constable Bhekani Ndlovu who was found at scene.
He stated that all the occupants of both vehicles escaped with minor injuries.
The eye-witnesses said the white sedan was on the wrong as it left its lane for the other lane. After the accident, the two vehicles are said to have dragged each other for about three metres before the kombi landed on a ditch, a metre away from the sedan.
"The passengers all went out of the kombi unassisted, what we did was to smash the windows of the kombi to help pull out more passengers in case it caught fire,” one of the eyewitnesses said. He then added that one of the passengers who seemed to have been affected more was a man, whose leg might have been badly fractured as it looked twisted.
"I think he was seated in the front seat as his foot looked badly injured, it was facing the opposite direction and was bleeding when paramedics rushed them to hospital,” the eye-witness added.
All the injured were rushed to Mbabane Government Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment.
Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Khulani Mamba confirmed the accident, saying there were no fatalities.
About 15 passengers of this kombi survived a near fatal head-on collision in Mnyokane at KaZola area when the kombi was hit by a Nissan X-trail.