South Africa 11.1.2015 09:50 am

Man killed in bakkie accident

 Emergency vehicles attend to a taxi accident on November 20, 2014 on William Nikol off-ramp in Johannesburg, South Africa. The accident cause massive delays in both directions, multiple injuries have been reported. (Photo by Gallo Images / Wayne Parsons)

Emergency vehicles attend to a taxi accident on November 20, 2014 on William Nikol off-ramp in Johannesburg, South Africa. The accident cause massive delays in both directions, multiple injuries have been reported. (Photo by Gallo Images / Wayne Parsons)

A man was killed and eight others were injured when a bakkie they were travelling in was hit by a bus in Lehae, near Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, paramedics said on Saturday.

The man’s body was found on the side of Primrose drive. He had succumbed to his injuries, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.

“It is believed the man was ejected from the bakkie in the collision.”

The driver of the bus apparently lost control of his vehicle, causing it to rear-end the bakkie. He then fled the scene.

The deceased and the eight others were all travelling in the bakkie, Meiring said.

The injured were treated on the scene before being taken to Baragwanath hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the accident was unclear.

 

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