17 CHEAT DEATH IN HEAD-ON COL­LI­SION

Sunday Observer - - FRONT PAGE - BY SAMUKELISIWE GININDZA

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.

(Pic: Samukelisiwe Ginindza)

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.

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