Teenager dies and five injured in bakkie crash

A TEENAGER was killed and five others were seriously injured when the bakkie in which they were travelling and a car collided at the intersection of Shepstone and Ordnance roads in Durban, paramedics said.

A TEENAGER was killed and five others were seriously injured when the bakkie in which they were travelling and a car collided at the intersection of Shepstone and Ordnance roads in Durban, paramedics said.

"It is believed that the five passengers in the bakkie were headed for the city after an evening spent at a nightclub on Saturday night when they were hit by a VW Golf carrying five passengers," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

Three passengers sitting in the back of the bakkie were flung out as it spun out of control before coming to rest against a traffic light.

"One of the passengers sustained considerable head trauma and died on the scene. Four of the occupants of the bakkie all sustained serious injuries.

"Of the five passengers in the Golf one was seriously injured," Wicks said.

All the injured were treated and stabilised on the scene by medics before they were taken to the Netcare St Augustine's Hospital for further medical care, he said. - Sapa.

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