The Mercury

Lamborghin­i driver dies in horrific crash

- Lungi Langa

A GAUTENG man was killed when his Lamborghin­i crashed in Durban North and caught fire early yesterday.

Police Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said Jameel Pandor, 30, from Joburg, was travelling north on the M4 when he crashed.

He said the car left the road, ploughed about 400m through trees and brush, and overturned and landed on its roof. The car caught fire, with Pandor trapped inside.

Mdunge, who said there was no indication that the incident was related to drag racing, said Pandor was burnt beyond recognitio­n.

Netcare911 paramedics and the fire department arrived at the scene to find the car engulfed in flames. The “jaws of life” were used to free his body from the crumpled, charred vehicle.

Comments in response to an article on the accident posted on the Independen­t Online website indicated that Pandor’s family was in the luxury car business. However, this could not be verified by The Mercury yesterday.

“I know for a fact that he was not drinking or speeding. He was a good, decent man from a good home. The only reason his family drives these cars is because they are in that line of business. It was an unfortunat­e accident and he leave behind a wife and kids,” said “anonymous”.

In a separate incident yesterday, six people were killed in an accident on the N2 between Phongola and Piet Retief.

Transport Department spokesman Kwanele Ncalane said a VW Polo and a taxi had collided headon on Sivele Bridge on the N2. Three people from each vehicle were killed and five were taken to hospital.

 ?? PICTURE: NETCARE911 ?? The burnt-out wreck of a Lamborghin­i rests on its roof in Durban North after crashing early yesterday. The driver, a Gauteng resident, was killed in the incident.
PICTURE: NETCARE911 The burnt-out wreck of a Lamborghin­i rests on its roof in Durban North after crashing early yesterday. The driver, a Gauteng resident, was killed in the incident.

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