Three children injured in Scottburgh tow truck crash

Avisha Boodhram with her children, Taiesha, Yatheen and Rikarsh

A TOW truck on its way to the the scene of an accident in Scottburgh on Monday this week (July 24) reportedly sideswiped a Ford Escort at the Mtunzi Park overpass, sending the car into a spin.

Seven people were involved in the Mtunzi Park accident,  five of whom were taken to hospital.

The injured included two women and three children.

South African Paramedic Service media liaison officer, Shannon Kain told the Mail: “The two women suffered injuries to their legs while one of the children suffered a head injury.”

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Confirming the incident, Scottburgh SAPS communications officer, Captain Vincent Pandarum added that the driver of the car had been seriously injured.

The driver of the tow truck had been on his way to a collision in Scott Street, which had occurred when a driver coming from the beach skipped the Cordiner Street stop sign and struck another vehicle – video footage can be viewed below.

Scottburgh SAPS have registered  cases of reckless and negligent driving for both accidents.

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Juan Venter

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