Hlabangani Mtshali
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28 Nov 2014
11:48 am

Woman killed in Pinetown truck crash

Hlabangani Mtshali

One person has been killed when a truck rolled onto a car on the M13 at Fields Hill in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal this morning.

One person died in an accident on the M13 on Fields Hill. Pic: Netcare911.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha told The Citizen that a heavy goods truck collided with a tow truck before veering off the road, going up an embankment and rolling on to another vehicle.

“The goods truck was carrying heavy rocks and came crashing down on the light motor vehicle,” Botha said.

The passenger of the vehicle died on the scene, while the driver escaped with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, Sanele Goodness May, the driver of the truck which ploughed through six cars on the same road last year, was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Durban High Court today.

The truck May had been driving smashed into four minibus taxis and two cars at an intersection at the bottom of Fields Hill in Pinetown, killing 24 people.

Last month, four people died and 54 were injured when two trucks crashed through 48 cars on the N12 East in Alberton.

The driver, Isaac Wade Maruding, was charged with culpable homicide as well as reckless driving and appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court where he was later granted bail.

During his court appearances, it was discovered that Maruding had previous convictions, including culpable homicide following a similar accident in 1997.

Caxton News Service