Reaction Unit South Africa | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
7 Apr 2018, Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal: A 53 year old man was killed and two other people were injured after the bakkie they were travelling in knocked into a cow on the south bound lane of the R102 between the Canelands and King Shaka International Airport intersection this morning.
At approximately 05:24 Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a passing motorist reporting the incident. Upon arrival a Nissan bakkie was found on the north bound lane.
The driver suffered life threatening injuries and died on scene while his wife was seriously injured. A second passenger was also injured.
Medics from the Provincial Ambulance Service as well as a private ambulance service stabilised the injured on scene before transporting them to hospital.
It is alleged that the occupants of the bakkie are employed at a bakery in Stanger - KZN. They were on their way to do a delivery when the driver knocked into the cow.
The bakkie veered from the south bound lane across the north bound lane before crashing into an embankment. The cow was also killed in the accident.