9 survive nasty kombi crash
MANZINI – A driver of a kombi that was involved in a nasty accident yesterday morning claimed to have been disturbed by another motorist who veered onto his lane.
The accident occurred along the St Joseph’s-Manzini Public Road.
Six people who survived the accident were admitted to the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital (RFM) with serious injuries.
Muzi Dlamini, the driver of Danies Transport, a kombi operating on the Manzini-Mahlanya-Bhunya routes said he was on his way to Manzini when he noticed a Toyota Ipsum driving onto his lane. "The car driv-en by a woman was coming from Manzini going towards St Joseph’s. "I thought I was dreaming when the car veered onto my lane and knocked the kombi I was driving from the front," Dlamini said.
He angrily requested nurses and doctors to remove the woman he alleges caused the accident from his sight at the hospital’s emergency department. Dlamini who said he had severe pains on the chest and legs confirmed he was with the mother of his child and a kombi conductor when the accident occurred.
The kombi conductor and Dlamini’s girlfriend were also seriously injured.
"What if I died with my family during the accident? I do not want to see this woman. "Had it not been morning I would say she was not in her sober senses," he alleged.
Dlamini’s girlfriend, Nomfundo Zubuko was trapped inside the kombi for over 30 minutes until the Fire and Emergency Services vehicles and Ministry of Health Paramedics rescued her.
She had both her legs fractured and was rushed to the X-ray department at the RFM hospital.
Mafutseni’s Officer-in-Charge Traffic, Inspector, Norton Vilakati said they were still investgating what caused the accident. "After the collision, both vehicles spun off the right-hand side of the road. We are still going to compile statements to see what caused the accident.
"There were five passengers in the kombi and four in the other vehicle," Vilakati said.
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